LISD begins superintendent search


By LPR Staff

The Lockhart Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Monday night to discuss plans for the coming year.
The main topic of discussion during the special-called meeting was the procedure the board will use for hiring a new superintendent to replace Dr. John Hall, who will take his retirement at the end of this

During a meeting last week, the Trustees agreed to hire Dr. Bob Thompson to consult the district as the search process moves forward. Thompson, Hall said, is one of the most well-known and well-respected trainers of superintendents in the state.
As the search begins, Thompson asked each Trustee to choose three members of the community to serve on a panel to discuss the needs and wants of the community with regard to a new superintendent. The 21-member panel, he said, should meet on or about July 12.
Later, after determining what the board and the community expects from a new superintendent, Thompson will screen viable candidates and return the the Trustees to schedule interviews.
In the meantime, LISD is searching for a qualified Interim Superintendent, as the search process could take as long as six months.
In other news, the board hosted a public hearing to discuss the coming year’s budget with the community. Very few citizens were in attendance as the Trustees discussed the $41 million budget and a possible decrease in tax rates.
The LISD Board of Trustees will meet again on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lockhart High School Conference Center.


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