Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the selection of an interim superintendent.

The Pflugerville ISD board of trustees accepted the formal resignation of Superintendent Doug Killian after six years of service to the district during a Dec. 14 meeting, naming former Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores as their pick to serve in the interim.

What you need to know

Trustees unanimously voted to accept the tendered resignation of the board's only employee, Killian, who will leave the district to serve another in the new year. Killian was named the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent to lead Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in November.

Flores will serve PfISD until the Board selects its next superintendent.

The board chose to partner with search firm Thomas & Horton in the superintendent selection process.

What they're saying

Before becoming a superintendent in RRISD, Flores worked in Pflugerville ISD as an assistant superintendent.

“It’s wonderful for me and my family to be a part of the Pflugerville community once again, even if it is for a short time,” Flores said. “I look forward to working with the PfISD Board, staff, and community as they navigate this change.”

After accepting his resignation, each trustee thanked Killian for his years spent in service to the district. Board President Renae Mitchell said she had always viewed her working relationship with Killian as a partnership, rather than as an employer and employee, with a common goal of making decisions in the best interest of students and staff.

"Trustees, that's what we have to keep doing—make sure that we are partnering with whoever sits in that chair next," Mitchell said. "Thank you for your leadership, mature wisdom, and for giving us a cabinet that all likes each other and will hold these things up and be part of your legacy and your leadership that you've grown in this district."