TISD board narrows down applicants for superintendent position


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees narrowed down the applicants for the superintendent position Tuesday.

Paul Norton was in the position previously, but he accepted a job in Lake Travis in July. Autumn Thomas is the current acting superintendent.

In a closed session, the board selected 6 to 10 candidates that will move to the first round of interviews beginning on October 19. The board will not confirm the number of applicants or name them until the second round of interviews. 

The second round interviews are expected to begin on Oct. 26 and background checks will start on Nov. 2.

Officials say the goal is to name a lone finalist by Nov. 10. The selected candidate will begin January 2021.

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