T.J. Aulds, writer for The Daily News is reporting that Liberty ISD Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lusignola was just voted to be the Texas City ISD’s next superintendent with a unanimous vote Tuesday.
According to Aulds, school board president Hal Biery hailed Lusignolo's experience in a school district that has a large industrial base like Texas City. She will start on the job July 1 and her first priority will be to "go to school" and meet with community, business and industry leaders to get a better feel for the school district.
Lusignolo told the paper she was excited to join the district and bragged about the community support for the school district as she donned a black and orange outfit reflecting school colors.
Lusignola’s departure from Liberty’s single largest employer may catch some off guard, but others have noted her house has been up for sale for weeks. Her unsuccessful attempts to raise bond money for school improvements and the budget shortfall that caused cutbacks in staffing were areas her detractors would point to as examples of her leadership. While her willingness to teach an algebra class herself and her constant consistent drive for excellence would be what her fans would highlight.
Fan or foe, LISD is expected to almost immediately appoint an interim superintendent. An interim will fill the shoes while the school board is expected to try and collect and analyze applications and find their next educational leader towards the end of June.