AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin ISD Board of Trustees made history by electing the district’s first black male interim superintendent Tuesday morning.
The board of directors selected Dr. Anthony Mays, Chief Officer of Schools, with 7 trustees voting yes. Trustees Arati Singh and Lynn Boswell abstained.
dr. Mays starts on July 1 as soon as Dr. Stephanie Elizalde leaves for her new job in Dallas.
According to the district’s website, Dr. Mays currently oversees the associate superintendents of high schools and elementary schools, and the assistant superintendent for student support services.