Board to meet again for selection of lone finalist

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It’s round two.

The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will again meet behind closed doors to decide a lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools.

Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the SBCISD John F. Barron Administration Building, located at 240 N. Crockett St. in San Benito, when board members will meet in closed session to determine a lone finalist.

Last week, the board met in special meetings, also in closed session, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to interview applicants and discuss the selection of finalists. It was on Thursday that the board took no action.

As per the agenda, this Thursday’s meeting includes: “possible naming of lone finalist for the position of superintendent.”

Board secretary Oscar Medrano said, “It’s going great, we should have a finalist by Thursday, hopefully.”

If such a finalist is chosen, Medrano said, “We’ll announce to the public on Thursday.”

He added, “I can’t guarantee that, but we’re going to meet in executive session and hopefully we’ll have a finalist.”

Over recent weeks, the board has mulled over more than 49 applicants. It’s unclear how many of those applicants were selected as finalists over the past week’s meetings, or how many of those remain in consideration for Thursday’s session.

Fellow trustee Yliana González also weighed in on the proceedings.

“Personally, I feel very optimistic with what the outcome will be,” González said.

When asked about whether she’s confident that a lone finalist will be named Thursday, Gonzalez said, “I wouldn’t be able to answer, but there is a meeting scheduled.”

Gonzalez also said she could not share how many finalists are currently being considered.


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