The Georgetown ISD board of trustees will spend the summer searching for a new superintendent after Fred Brent announced his retirement April 3.

What’s happening: Board members and a team from Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates—the firm leading the search for Brent’s replacement—began the process during a workshop meeting May 1. According to Jodi Duron, of HYA, the district has already received three applications.

“This will be a very intriguing job for a lot of applicants,” Duron said. “I expect we’ll see in the upwards of 40-50 applicants, so it’s an exciting time.”

In the meantime, the board appointed Lindsay Harris to serve as interim superintendent April 11.

Next steps: The GISD board would like to find a new superintendent by the first day of school, Aug. 8. Before then, the board has several milestones to reach over the next few months, such as creating a leadership profile to base the board’s selection on. The community is being asking to weigh in on the GISD website.
  • May 19: Last day online survey will be available.
  • June 1: Leadership profile presented for board approval.
  • June 22: Slate of candidates will be presented to the board.
  • June 27-28: Board will conduct initial interviews with candidates.
  • July 10-13: Board will conduct interviews with final three preferred candidates.
  • July 17: Lone finalist announced.