In Texas, the local elected school board of trustees is responsible for hiring superintendents, according to the Texas Education Agency.
The vacancy or job posting is required to be posted for at least 10 days. Then the board must give public notice of the finalists being considered for the position at least 21 days before the date of the meeting at which a final vote is to be taken on the employment of the person, according to Texas Government Code.
Qualified candidates are required to hold a Superintendent Certificate, according to the Texas Education Code.
Candidates are expected to exhibit instructional leadership, administration, supervision and communication skills; and are responsible for curriculum and instruction management, performance evaluation and fiscal management.