Austin ISD trustees named Matias Segura as Austin ISD's next interim superintendent during a board meeting on Dec. 15.

Segura is the chief of operations and has been with the district since 2018.

"I want all teachers and staff to know their wellbeing is my top priority," Segura said. "I'm humbled, but prepared, and I'm excited to serve our schools. Thank you, and I absolutely love AISD."

This decision follows the Nov. 10 announcement that Anthony Mays, current interim superintendent, will leave the district to accept a position in the Houston area at the end of December. Former AISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde resigned from the district in June.

"We open a new chapter now," Board President Arati Singh said during the meeting. "We have the potential to become the best district we've ever been."

Over the past two weeks, trustees met in closed session four times—which is allowed per the Texas Open Meetings Act—to discuss and interview candidates for the interim search. Trustees reviewed seventeen candidates and interviewed four applicants for the position of interim superintendent, Singh said.

SIngh said Segura will assume the role of interim superintendent on Jan. 3, and serve until July 31, or until a permanent superintendent is named.

This upcoming search for a superintendent is the third search in five years for the district. Jacob Reach, AISD chief of governmental relations and board services, told Community Impact in a previous interview the search for Elizalde cost the district around $45,000. It is unclear yet how much this search will cost, he said.