LISD nears decision in superintendent search


By LPR Staff

The Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees will meet on Monday evening, Nov. 19, in hopes of reaching a final decision as to the district’s new superintendent.
According to Board President Gary Allen, the district’s hiring consultant, Bob Thompson, recently presented five finalists for the position. Through the interview pro

cess, the five candidates were pared down to two.
Both, Allen said, will return to Lockhart next week for final interviews.
After the interviews, the Board hopes to be able to make an offer, and soon, an announcement as to the identity of the district’s new superintendent.
Allen indicated that each of the five finalists were excellent candidates, well-suited for the position, but that the two invited back for final interviews just “shined” more than the others. He expressed confidence that either candidate would be an asset to the district.
When the new superintendent is hired, he or she is expected to take position at the helm of LISD in January 2008.
In the meantime, Interim Superintendent Jack Cockrill has been managing the business of the district. However, he joined the district as a “long-term interim,” and was clear that he did not want the permanent position.
Regardless, Cockrill has made several successful contributions during his tenure, Allen said.
When Cockrill joined the district in September, the Trustees gave him several main priorities, and Allen said those issues are being addressed with both speed and success.


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