Williams decided to "retire" from the Buffalo Schools allegedly after an evaluation from the School Board that wasn't as favorable as his previous ones. And on September 2011, after a tumultuous six-year tenure in the Buffalo Schools he stepped down.
His application for the superintendent of schools in Duval Jacksonville along with 30 others is subject to the Florida Sunshine Act, requiring that all applicant information be public and released to the media upon request.
So here is Williams' application, cover letter and resume for the Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools that had to be submitted by July 23, 2012. His responses to the five questions the Duval School Board identified as important qualities for a superintendent of schools are interesting most of them focus on his experiences in the Buffalo Public Schools from 2005-2011.
Question number 5 had to do with: "A person of integrity who is trustworthy and whose relationship, with the board and across the district, are predicated on honest and open communications." Here is how he responded:
"As a district leader, I was able to realize the benefits of honest and open communication. Collective bargaining agreements were settled leading to an increase in job satisfaction and commitment, student test scores and graduation rates increased, discipline and student suspensions decreased, personnel quality improved, effective community and business partnerships expanded, equity in facilities and student access increased and district systems and supports improved."30 apply for Duval superintendent, including former Ribault principal | jacksonville.com