Austin ISD will resume its superintendent search after an eight-month-long pause that began in March.

The gist

The superintendent position will be posted from Nov. 17 until 5 p.m. Dec. 7. The board of trustees will review the applications Dec. 7 during a board meeting.

The board of trustees choose not to take the route of a national search, and instead post the position immediately. Interim Superintendent Matias Segura is eligible to apply.

“There was an overwhelming message of wanting stability, focusing on strengthening systems to improve student’s outcomes and wanting someone with a demonstrating commitment to Austin ISD,” board President Arati Singh said Nov. 16. “Although we have a strong internal candidate, we are committed to considering every application that is received.”

The background

The decision to extend Segura's contract in March for another year paused the $42,000 process of finding a permanent superintendent that began in May 2022. Former Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde left the district in June 2022 for a position at Dallas ISD, as previously reported by Community Impact.

Segura was named the district’s interim superintendent Dec. 15, following a Nov. 10 announcement that former interim Superintendent Anthony Mays would leave the district for a position in Houston.

The district took public input into the decision to not pursue a national search during virtual community sessions in October 2023.

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