POSTED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 7:31pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 7:37pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The El Paso Independent School District named their sole finalist for superintendent Monday evening. The Board of Managers named Juan Eduardo Cabrera, Jr. as the sole superintendent candidate for their district. Managers met in closed session earlier this evening to interview Cabrera and announced his candidacy almost two hours after the interview took place. Cabrera is currently General Counsel and Executive Cabinet Member for Eanes Independent School District in Austin.
Before the finalist was announced, we caught up with Board member-elect, Susie Byrd about the process and what she believes was an unfair process. "I'm very uncomfortable with having the former board of trustees having anything to do with this process. I think the reason we're in this mess is because of them and I don't think they should be allowed to in any way different than any member of the public," Byrd said.
State law requires a 21-day waiting period following the naming of a sole finalist. The public will have a chance to meet the finalist in a community meeting which is scheduled for 6 PM Thursday at Chapin High School.