Hutto ISD will soon launch a survey to gather input on what community members are looking for in the district's next superintendent.

What you need to know

In conversations with the board of trustees during a May 22 meeting, Joe Danley, a representative of the Texas Association of School Boards, outlined what the next steps would be for the district as it begins its search for a new superintendent.

One of the first steps in the process is gathering community feedback, Danley said, and this will be done with a short survey to be distributed to district parents and community members in the coming week. The survey will gather feedback around the following points:
  • The strengths of the district
  • Concerns about the district
  • Professional and personal characteristics residents may be looking for in a superintendent
How we got here

Seven months after he was hired to lead HISD as superintendent, Raúl Peña tendered his resignation to the board, which was accepted during an April 25 meeting.

The board named Cara Malone, assistant superintendent of human services, to serve as interim superintendent as the district begins the search for new permanent leadership.