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Forest Hills Board appoints interim superintendent

Tom Durbin (PHOTO: Forest Hills School District) Tom Durbin (PHOTO: Forest Hills School District)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Forest Hills Board of Education approved an interim superintendent after former superintendent, Dallas Jackson, stepped down amid allegations that he attempted to intervene with test results, including his own son's.

The board on Monday selected Tom Durbin the interim superintendent, effective immediately. 

Durbin served as superintendent for New Richmond Exempted Village District from 2005 until 2010. He also was an interim superintendent for Georgetown Exempted Village Schools from 2011 to 2013 and Western Brown Local Schools in early 2011.

“We are confident Mr. Durbin will be a dynamic addition to the administrative team and will continue to direct our academic, curricular and facility work in a manner that will maintain the excellence for which our district is known,” said Board of Education President, Randy Smith. “He brings a wealth of instructional, financial, facility and leadership experience to the position that will serve our district well during this interim period.”

Durbin will be the district's superintendent for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year and into the 2015-16 until a permanent replacement is found.

“It's an honor to lead a district with such an outstanding reputation,” said Durbin. “I am excited to be here and look forward to working with Forest Hills students, parents and staff members. Together, we will continue the tradition of excellence and innovation that is Forest Hills.”

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