Twenty-five people have submitted applications to lead Hutto ISD as its next superintendent.

This figure, shared in a June 11 board discussion with representatives of the Texas Association of School Boards, was described as an atypically high number, indicating great interest in the district, the representatives said.

What you need to know

In addition to receiving an update on applications received and community feedback, board members shared some of the aspects they would like to see in candidates for the next superintendent to lead the district:
  • Experience opening new campuses
  • Being a Spanish speaker
  • Focus on academic results and student achievement
  • Legislative experience promoting public education
How we got here

Seven months after he was hired to lead HISD as its next 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 began the search for new permanent leadership.

Trustees approved leave for Peña when they accepted his resignation.