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Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:30 am

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will be meeting the entire week of April 8 to interview prospective superintendent candidates and tend to other business.

All the meetings will be held in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.

Each of the final four candidates will be interviewed separately. Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates is the search firm the board hired to find a new superintendent.

HYA was hired in November 2018 and their price was $35,000.

Jim Nelson is the interim superintendent. He was named to the job after Tom Crowe resigned last fall.

Board President Doyle Woodall said the lone finalist will be selected pending background checks.

The timeline was always to settle on someone by mid-April or the first part of May, Woodall said.

The meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday; 5 p.m. Tuesday; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon on Friday.

Tuesday’s meeting includes some district personnel business and begins at 5 p.m.

The board will meet in closed session and come out to vote on a recommendation to hire principals for Noel and Gonzales elementary schools.

There also will be a vote on a recommendation to hire an executive director of elementary leadership.

Currently, Stacy Johnson is the principal at Noel and Sunny Rodriguez is the principal at Gonzales.

There are currently two executive directors of elementary education, but the district would like three so each one would oversee 10 principals and 10 campuses, Deputy Superintendent Stephanie Howard said.

There are 30 elementary campuses, including the prekindergarten schools.

Historically, Howard said ECISD would wait to fill the positions until after state testing, but that puts the new principals at a disadvantage as far as hiring teachers, for example.

The district posts specific positions, but also generic ones because with so many campuses there is always going to be an opening, she said.

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