Lamar Consolidated ISD has begun its plans to find a new superintendent, which will be named in April, according to the district’s announced plans.

On Thursday, LCISD named JG Consulting as the search firm it will use to help in their search for candidates.

JG Consulting, which is based in Austin and has been in business since 2014, has worked with several school districts across Texas and Louisiana, including Austin ISD, Fort Worth ISD and South San Antonio ISD.

The LCISD hire will be the first Houston-area hire for the firm.

The LCISD board of trustees, with help from JG Consulting has created a timeline for how the hiring process will look. The board will begin to start its community outreach next month.

The job will be officially posted on Jan. 22 and applicants can begin applying for the position until Feb. 12.

After a week of reviewing candidates, the first round of interviews of the applicants will happen on March 8-12, with the final round on March 29-30.

The board is expected to name a finalist on April 8, with final approval slated to be on April 29.

Current Supt. Dr. Thomas Randle, who announced his retirement in October, is expected to stay on board until a new superintendent is named.

The district is also asking for community input on what they want in the next superintendent.

Students, parents, teachers, staff and other members of the community can fill out a small survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/75ZB59G.

The district also said that there will be more community input opportunities, but did not say what they would look like and more details will be announced later in the process.

Trustees approved the naming of a high school after Randle.

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