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MISSION — After the resignation of Superintendent Scott Owings last week, the Sharyland Independent School District is moving forward in the search for an interim and new chief of the district.
SISD board members appointed Jesse Muñiz, the current assistant superintendent for business and finance, as acting interim superintendent during a special meeting last week while announcing the search for a more permanent solution.
The board approved the posting of an interim superintendent position with an application deadline of Feb. 24 for anyone interested in applying.
Applicants can visit the personnel office at SISD, 1106 N. Shary Rd., or apply online at www.sharylandisd.org (employment tab).
According to the job posting on the website, a qualified applicant should have prior experience as a superintendent within Texas. The position will be needed only until the board of trustees successfully selects a superintendent for the district. The posting includes over 40 responsibilities a superintendent will need to fulfill.
Ricky Longoria, board president, and Ivan F. Perez, district attorney, said they hope to find a person for the job by the start of next school year. July 1 is the start of the normal contract year for a superintendent.
During the meeting, the board also approved to receive qualifications from consultants to assist the district in finding a new superintendent.
The process could last several months, but a consultant can help the district be more efficient in selecting a new superintendent, said Perez.
“The district is anxious to move forward,” he said.
Longoria said the board would be looking for someone with education and experience, but most of all, the best person for their district and children.
“That’s why we’re here,” continued Longoria. “To move forward and start applying for the future. We can’t change yesterday.”
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