The Frisco ISD board of trustees will hold a public workshop to begin the search for a new superintendent.

The workshop, the date of which is yet to be determined, will be an opportunity for the board to discuss different executive search firms to help find the next superintendent for the school district.

After 31 years in public education, Superintendent Jeremy Lyon, who joined the district in 2013, announced his retirement March 17, which the board accepted during Monday’s regular meeting. Lyon will be with district through June 30.

Board President Anne McCausland said in order for the board to decide on a timeline, it is important to decide on a search firm.

“I think we need to prepare ourselves to do due diligence in identifying the right search firm for our district to help find its next leader,” McCausland said. “[Through a board workshop] we can get on the same page and help us identify the best search firm.”

Trustee Debbie Gillespie said the board would go through the same process it did when it had to choose a new superintendent three years ago.

“It may take a while but we’re not looking to rush through anything, and we’re going to—no matter what comes next—we are only having our students and our staff in mind first,” Gillespie said.

The board will solicit marketing material from various search firms and discuss more at the board workshop.

The board took time during Monday’s meeting to express gratitude toward Lyon’s service to the district and keeping FISD a destination district.

“I have the greatest and upmost respect for Frisco ISD, and I will continue to support and cheerlead on this new venture because [FISD] is worth fighting for; it is amazing, and you all have a great board leadership,” Lyon said.

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