Burnett named lone finalist in JISD superintendent search
Jacksboro Independent School District board members named Assistant Superintendent Brad Burnett as the lone finalist for Superintendent during its regular Dec. 13 meeting.
Burnett has been with the district for many years, starting as an ag teacher before moving up to JHS Principal where he served for more than a decade. He moved into the assistant superintendent position three years ago.
Board President Martha Salmon said hiring the best leaders is the biggest responsibility the board has. She said board members did some soul searching when considering all 39 potential applicants.
The initial applicants were cut down to eight which were interviewed. Those eight were cut down to just two.
She thanked the community for giving its opinion on what it wanted to see in a Superintendent with a number of staff, parents, students and community members giving their opinion.
The board must now wait 21 days before voting to name Burnett as its new superintendent. He will replace Dwain Milam who spend six years with the district before announcing his retirement earlier this school year.
Salmon thanked Milan for his leadership and for giving the district time to look for a new leader before some major decisions need to be made for the next school year.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Dec. 22 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.