Longview, TX — Longview ISD’s new superintendent needs to be held accountable to higher academic standards, community stakeholders said Monday.
“I would ask you to do this: Hold that superintendent to the same standard you hold the football coach. If a football coach goes 0-10 two years in a row, he is out of there, without any questions … whoever that person is, say these are the standards we are going to have, and if you don’t reach that standard, we will get somebody else,” John Ray said halfway through the hour-long session.
The characteristic was one of 18 qualities residents asked for during a community meeting Monday about the search for a new head of schools.
The meeting was one of two public input sessions scheduled for administration and members of the school board to hear community suggestions as applications for the role of superintendent continue to be submitted through the end of the month. The second meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today.
Once the application window has closed, Superintendent James Wilcox, who moderated the forum, will select six to eight candidates to present before the Board of Trustees. Interviews and follow-ups will be held, and a finalist will be selected.
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