WACO ISD Looking for Input on Superintendent Search

Jan 12, 2017

The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees has announced the district’s first step in its search for a new superintendent.

In a press release, school board members said they have hired the Texas Association of School Boards’ Executive Search Services to assist with the superintendent search.

The board also is asking interested residents, families and parents to sound off about desired qualifications and characteristics for the next superintendent during several community involvement meetings next week. A Texas Association of School Boards search consultant will facilitate the meetings.

Superintendent Bonny Cain announced her retirement in December after serving six years in the district. It’s not clear when a new superintendent will be named, but Cain’s last day is expected sometime after graduation.

Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, January 17:

5:10 – 6:10 p.m. J.H. Hines Elem. Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. UHS Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dean Highland Elem. Library – Open to Public

Wednesday, January 18:

11:15 a.m. – Noon Region 12 ESC – Open to Public
11:15 a.m. – Noon Waco ISD Board Room – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tennyson MS Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cesar Chavez MS Cafeteria – Open to Public

Thursday, January 19:

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Board Room Annex A/B – Open to Public
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Board Room – Media Session
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Board Room – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. J.H. Hines Elem. Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Carver Park Baptist Church, 1020 Herring Ave. – Open to Public

Waco ISD Board President Pat Atkins said in the press release he hopes as many community members as possible attend to share their thoughts on the selection process. Input sessions also have been scheduled for Waco ISD faculty, staff, administrators, student leaders, advisory groups and more, according to the press release.

For more information, visit www.wacoisd.org.