Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is expected to announce today his intention to step down by the end of the year.
A press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the district’s governance and training center, following a closed meeting with district administrators at DISD’s monthly board briefing.
During that meeting, administrators are expected to set a timeline to replace Hinojosa, who led the district for 13 years over two different periods. The last time the district embarked on a nationwide search for a new leader was in 2011, when Hinojosa resigned to take another superintendence in Cobb County, an Atlanta suburb.
Hinojosa, 65, has not publicly announced his plans, but political observers have long speculated that the Dallas native could run for office. Hinojosa’s resignation could give him time to throw his hat in Dallas’ next mayoral race in 2023.
Earlier in the day, Fort Worth Schools Superintendent Kent Scribner announced his intention to step down from that district. His current contract runs until August 2024.
Watch the live broadcast of the press conference on NBC5 here.
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