Last week the Austin ISD board of trustees held three special meetings in closed session to interview candidates for the district’s upcoming superintendent vacancy.

This week, the board will hold two more, which will involve a second round of interviews followed by the scheduled announcement of its lone finalist for the position, according to meeting agenda for July 20-21.

According to the agendas, the interviews will again take place in closed session, and due to state law, candidates for the position have not been named. The July 21 meeting will, however, include a session for public comment and testimony at 7 p.m. with an action item to name the lone finalist in open session later that night.

Individuals interested in making a public comment, which will be prerecorded before the meeting, can do so here.

Outgoing Superintendent Paul Cruz—who announced his resignation in February to take a position at The University of Texas—has been active during the ongoing pandemic, and is scheduled to officially leave the district Aug. 31.