Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz announced Feb. 19 that he had accepted a position at UT Austin and that he intends to resign. "Serving as superintendent of schools for six years alongside each and every one of you, in one of the best urban school districts in the nation, has been the most exciting, inspiring and rewarding experience for me," Cruz told staff and families.

Read Cruz's full letter to the community

As trustees move forward with the work to find the district's next leaders, AISD is committed to a transparent, open process that will include ample opportunities to hear from families, staff and the community. The first step in this process will be to secure a search firm that can support the board.

As Board President Geronimo Rodriguez told the community this week, that process can take six to eight weeks. 

AISD will update this page regularly with messages from the board, information about the request for proposals to find the search firm, community meetings and more. 

Messages from Board President Geronimo Rodriguez

AISD Board President Geronimo Rodriguez will share frequent updates and messages with the community on behalf of the entire board of trustees.

Request for Proposals

The Austin Independent School District is seeking proposals from consultants or firms qualified and experienced in providing executive search/recruitment services for the position of Superintendent for the Austin Independent School District. Download the RFP as a PDF or view it online at


The timeline for the search for AISD's new superintendent will be updated once a search firm is secured.

Community Input

AISD and the board of trustees are committed to a transparent process that encourages feedback from everyone in the community. Please check back later for more information on how you can make your voice heard during this process.