Board President Amy Gnadt has outlined a timetable for selecting a superintendent of schools.
The Board of Trustees voted on November 11 to approve a job description and immediately open the position to internal candidates only. Based on the number of candidates, the Board will schedule interviews and background checks from November 20 – December 9.
A second round of interviews will be held on December 11 if necessary. The Board is expected to name a lone finalist for the position on December 16. If a finalist is not named, the Board will expand the search and timeline into 2020.
The State of Texas requires a minimum 21-day waiting period between naming a finalist and officially hiring a new superintendent. Therefore, a new leader would be in place by January 22 if a lone finalist is named in December. Otherwise a new timeline will be drafted and announced.
“While there are many characteristics the Board will be looking for, there are several that will be very important to the Board and community,” added Gnadt. “We are looking for a candidate who has excellent organizational skills, who is able to build support and consensus in the community, and who understands the many factors that impact student performance and success.”