Pflugerville ISD announces method, timeline for superintendent search

Pflugerville ISD’s Board of Trustees has hired the firm of Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Russo and Kyle to help find the next superintendent for the district. The position has been posted on multiple education-related employment websites. A separation agreement reached with Superintendent Alex Torrez allowed the search to move forward.

The postings will stay open for applications through March 16. The trustees will review the applications and make selections for candidates to interview at the end of March.

By early April, the board will begin the interview process, with a lone finalist being named later in April.

There is a state-mandated, 21-day waiting period after naming a lone finalist before the board of trustees can officially execute a contract. The board hopes to have a full-time superintendent in place by early summer.

A public forum for input is scheduled 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the PfISD Rock Gym, next to Timmerman Elementary School at 700 W. Pecan, Pflugerville. The community is asked to provide input into the selection process. The forum will have a come-and-go format to provide flexibility for residents who wish to participate. An online survey at www.pfisd.net begins Feb. 17, with a link at “Superintendent Survey.” All input will be shared with the board.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.