Board President's Update, Sept. 5

Dear Austin ISD Community,
 
At its regular meeting Aug. 26, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees voted to extend the deadline in the superintendent search to give candidates more time to submit their applications. The new deadline for candidates to apply for the position is Oct. 20.
 
The board is scheduled to meet with executive search firm Ray and Associates at a televised meeting Sept. 8 to discuss how to best engage the public with the finalists. That engagement may include public meetings in early December, with a final candidate possibly approved in January. A complete revised timeline is available online.
 
We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to share your feedback with us on the search. I encourage you to review the final report Ray and Associates created from your survey responses, along with the flyer they will use to promote the superintendent position nationally.
 
You can submit your thoughts to the board via email or during the Citizens Communication portion of any regular board meeting. I encourage you to check the superintendent search website frequently for potential updates to the schedule to ensure that you have the most up-to-date timeline on the search.
 
Sincerely,
 
Vincent Torres
President
Austin ISD Board of Trustees