As tense as things have gotten in the past three years among the leaders of the Wake County school system, it didn't get to the point of former superintendents Del Burns or Tony Tata hiring a investigator to probe critical school board members.
But that's what happened in the Irving Independent District, according to an article Saturday in the Dallas Morning News. The article says that Irving Superintendent Dana Bedden, now one of the three finalists for Wake superintendent, authorized in April the hiring of a private investigator to look into a school board member.
The investigation of board member Steven Jones took place a month before an election in which the board flipped from being 4-3 majority of Bedden supporters to now a 6-1 majority of his critics. Jones is now president of the board.