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Houston School Board To Start Interviews With Superintendent Candidates

That wish list includes someone who’s focused on the community, who is culturally competent and racially sensitive and someone has experience working in a large school system.

The Houston Independent School District has been hunting for a new superintendent for months. This weekend trustees will start to interview candidates.

They are scheduled to gather Friday and Saturday to talk with candidates to lead the state's largest school district, according to the board’s publicly announced meetings.

But the interviews and the candidates themselves won't be made public. They'll meet at a business office away from HISD headquarters.

To guide the search, HISD hired a firm to ask community members what they wanted and develop a leadership profile.

That wish list includes someone who's focused on the community, who is culturally competent and racially sensitive and someone has experience working in a large school system.

HISD is looking to replace longtime superintendent Terry Grier, who retired in February. The district's chief financial officer Ken Huewitt has stepped in as interim schools chief since then.

 

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