No LISD staff applies for chief despite 22 district employees having superintendent qualifications

No LISD staff applies for chief despite 22 district employees having superintendent qualifications
Michael Cavazos
News
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:54am

Despite having 22 employees with active superintendent certifications, Longview ISD has not received any internal applicants to serve as the district’s chief.

The lack of applications comes at a time the district previously said it would be scheduling interviews for someone to fill the post occupied by James Wilcox.

Wilcox was originally hired in 2007 to serve the district and rehired in 2012 as a part-time superintendent. He announced in November that he plans to leave Longview ISD by the end of 2014.

“The district’s board of trustees is expected to begin scheduling interviews with internal candidates — should they express interest in the job — in January 2014. Additional interviews would follow, if necessary, with a new superintendent hopefully named by mid-year,” Wilcox said in a statement in November announcing his departure. 

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