Public meetings expanded for superintendent search

Public meetings expanded for superintendent search
Posted on 01/11/2017

WACO, Texas –  To gather as much input as possible from the public and District employees, Waco ISD is expanding accessibility at a series of meetings next week to kick off its search for a new superintendent.  The District has hired the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to assist with the search to replace Dr. Bonny Cain, who is retiring.

The Board wants the public and all District employees to be involved in developing the qualifications and characteristics of the person the Board should seek to become the new superintendent.

Rather than designate meetings for specific groups, 11 public meetings will be open to all citizens.  Efforts were made to provide a variety of meeting times to accommodate as many people as possible.

The community and employee involvement meetings will be held January 17, 18 and 19 at the locations and times listed below.  A TASB search consultant will facilitate these discussions.

Tuesday, January 17 –

5:10 – 6:10 p.m. J.H. Hines Elem. Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. UHS Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dean Highland Elem. Library – Open to Public

Wednesday, January 18 –

11:15 a.m. – Noon Region 12 ESC – Open to Public
11:15 a.m. – Noon Waco ISD Board Room – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tennyson MS Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cesar Chavez MS Cafeteria – Open to Public

Thursday, January 19 –

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Board Room Annex A/B – Open to Public
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Board Room – Media Session
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Board Room – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. J.H. Hines Elem. Cafeteria – Open to Public
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Carver Park Baptist Church, 1020 Herring Ave. – Open to Public

Waco ISD Board President Pat Atkins encourages members of the community to attend these meetings and share their thoughts and insights on the superintendent selection process.

Also, an online form will be available on a link posted on our website,  www.wacoisd.org  beginning Monday, January 16, for those who cannot attend a meeting and want to provide input.

Dr. Cain announced December 19, 2016, she is retiring at the end of the current school year once a new superintendent is hired.  She is in her sixth year leading Waco ISD.