Superintendent lone finalist

The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Board of Trustees named Dr. Joshua Garcia as its lone finalist for Superintendent of Schools during a special meeting Monday, Nov. 9 at Fulton Learning Center.

The board approved Garcia as its lone finalist after meeting in closed session for nearly two and a half hours. The motion carried unanimously.

Dr. Garcia is currently serving as Executive Director of Instructional Support in the Mansfield Independent School District, with a population of 35,000 students. He has also served as an elementary, middle school and high school principal during his career.

Garcia is a Naval Veteran, having been honorably discharged in 1990. In addition to his Doctorate Degree, he also has a Masters Degree in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.

“I would like to thank the Board of Trustees for this honor and opportunity. I take this responsibility very seriously,” said Garcia. “Myself and my family look so forward to getting into the community and getting to know everyone. I look forward to assisting with the incredible work that is already being done in the ACISD.”

Due to state law, the board and Garcia cannot execute a binding contract until a 21-day waiting period is over, until Monday, Nov. 30.

The entry date for Garcia into the district is still to be determined. A projected date is Jan. 6, 2021.

ACISD Board President Ray Garza said he thanks the staff and community for their input during the process. He is very much looking forward to working with Dr. Garcia toward a bright future for the ACISD and it’s students.

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