Board of Education to consider superintendent candidates

Trustees could vote to name finalist or finalists

The Houston ISD Board of Education will meet Wednesday morning to discuss superintendent candidates, and possibly announce a finalist or finalists for the position.

The board, working with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, narrowed down an initial list of 35 applicants to a select pool of candidates for a second round of interviews. Having concluded the second round of interviews, the board will meet on Wednesday to decide whether to name a finalist or finalists, or it will continue with the search process. By law, the board must give public notice of the name or names of finalists being considered at least 21 days before the date of a meeting at which a final vote will be taken.

The initial applicant pool consisted of candidates matching a Leadership Profile Report, which was created by the search firm after gathering community input from more than 3,200 individuals. The firm also created a report outlining the desired characteristics sought in a candidate, based on the input it gathered.

The board’s special meeting begins at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in the board auditorium of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th Street. Click here to view the full agenda. The board meeting will be broadcast live online at and on the HISD Channel, which can be found on Comcast Channel 18 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.