FROM STAFF REPORTS
Retired San Antonio school district chief Sylvester J. Perez withdrew his name from consideration for San Marcos CISD interim superintendent on Tuesday after trustees declined to choose between three finalists for the position on Monday.
In an email forwarded to school board members, Perez said “the current board needs to unite in order to attract and hire a quality permanent superintendent.”
“I believe that SMCISD is at a pivotal point in many areas, including leadership, if it is going to reach its full potential. It is also apparent to that student performance is on the cusp of not meeting standards without full focus and support,” Perez wrote. “Therefore, I decided to concentrate on my consulting schedule and my future as a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio.”
During a special meeting Jan. 4, trustees interviewed Perez and two other applicants on their short list for interim superintendent: Former Comal ISD Superintendent Marc H. Walker and former Dripping Springs ISD assistant superintendent Gregory A. Jung.
Superintendent Mark Eads is scheduled to retire effective Jan. 31, a departure he announced in September. Trustees plan to meet again Jan. 19 on the forthcoming vacancy in the school district’s top administrative position.
After serving as the San Marcos CISD schools superintendent between July 2002 and November 2006, Perez led the Midland school district as superintendent between December 2006 and June 2010. He was the interim San Antonio ISD superintendent between March 2012 and June 2013 and held that permanent position for nearly two years until his retirement last May.
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