San Benito school district ready to move forward after Limon

Scjool Board President Arnold Padilla

School may be out for summer, but in San Benito school board members are hard at work in search for a new superintendent.

School board President Arnold Padilla said they've gotten a lot of interest in this position now Superintendent Antonio Limon is still the San Benito superintendent, but they hope to have a new leader by January 1.

Austin-based company Waterford is handling the hiring process.

They're compiling input from school board members, principals and staff, and they want the community to also weigh in on what qualities they want in their next superintendent.

Leadership at the district has been in limbo as the school board in 2013 voted to suspend Superintendent Limon with pay, and launched an investigation.

He's now reinstated with the understanding that they will get a new leader by the end of the year.

School Board President Arnold Padilla said the district is ready to move forward and it's time to highlight it's strengths like the numerous technical and vocational training programs available for graduating students.

He wants the next superintendent will have progressive views on education.