The Austin ISD board of trustees reviewed applications for the district’s next permanent superintendent during an executive session on Dec. 7.

What’s happening

If the trustees made a decision, which remains unclear as discussions happened behind closed doors, the new superintendent may be announced at the next board meeting on Dec. 14. Otherwise, the decision will be pushed for another meeting of the board.

The background

The superintendent search resumed in November after an eight-month-long pause that began after interim Superintendent Matias Segura’s contract was extended for another year. The position was posted to the district’s website on Nov. 17 and closed at 5 p.m. Dec. 7.

The board of trustees chose not to take the route of a national search, and instead posted the position immediately, with Segura eligible to apply.

“Although we have a strong internal candidate, we are committed to considering every application that is received,” board President Arati Singh said Nov. 16.

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.

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