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School district loses another HR director

June 19, 2007

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— The new human resources director for Kansas City schools has failed to show up for his job, the fourth personnel leader the district has hired, or planned to hire, since last fall.

Michael Ford, who was introduced to the public at a board meeting in May, didn't come to work as expected more than a week ago, district officials said.

Ford, who came to Kansas City from the Cedar Hill Independent School District in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, could not be reached for comment Monday. The Cedar Hill human resources department said it didn't know how to reach him.

The human resources director hires staff, deals with the district's high turnover, and manages benefits and payroll. The Kansas City school district is also in the middle of a massive staff reorganization.

The other hires for the job in the past year included one who lasted only months, two recruits who never made it for their first day and a fourth who had problems with his resume.

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