TISD Superintendent leaving to lead Austin area school district


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texarkana Independent School District will soon be looking for a new superintendent.

On Wednesday, the Lake Travis Independent School District Board of Trustees named Paul Norton as their lone finalist in its search for a new superintendent.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected by the Lake Travis Independent School District Board of Trustees as the lone finalist for Superintendent of Schools,” said Mr. Norton.

Norton is expected to succeed Dr. Brad Lancaster who will retire in July.

Norton has led TISD as superintendent since June 2011. On Thursday, he said he looks forward to being more involved at the state level when it comes to issues like funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re looking at quite a few, significant budget cuts across the state for public education. And, so how do those roll out and how much of the rainy day fund is the legislature willing to put into public education this next session, because when you look at the need our kids are going to have after this, you look at lots of different avenues. It’s not just the academic side, but even
the mental health of our kids and even our staff.”

TISD will name an Interim Superintendent at their July 21, 2020 regular Board of Trustees meeting. Details of a Superintendent search will be announced at that time.

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