Dr. James A. Williams Tenure As Buffalo Schools Superintendent : Photo Galleries : The Buffalo News
This Bill Reinke photo from Dayton Daily News shows a slick and debonair, circa 1999, Superintendent James Williams addressing a School Board meeting in Dayton, Ohio. The Buffalo News arranged a slide show of his tenure in the Buffalo Public Schools after the Buffalo School Board on Tuesday voted to invoke the no fault clause to terminate his contract
Back in"... August 1999... the... (Dayton Public Schools) was awash in crisis after then-Superintendent James Williams and Treasurer Kennon Goff were forced out following a state audit that showed the district had a multimillion dollar deficit."
Jerrie Bascome McGil who replaced Williams in the financially crisis ridden school he left behind died 12 days ago credited for having steadied the school system. And to think she was one of two finalist for the job of Superintendent of Dayton Public Schools, but the board picked Williams and she left the district, to come back a decade later to fix up the mess he left behind. Willilams served as Superintendent of the Dayton Public schools in Ohio from 1991 to 1999 until fired because of a $14 to $16 million deficit that mysteriously appeared in the budget.