By Mollie LaSalle
COLMESNEIL – Colmesneil ISD School board held a special called meeting, on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to consider naming a lone finalist as CISD Superintendent.
Dr. Scott Davis, who has been serving as interim superintendent, was named the lone finalist for the position. Davis was appointed interim superintendent in July, 2022, and the board voted to name him as the lone finalist for the position.
Davis spoke to board members of all he has accomplished since his arrival at the district. His top priorities upon taking the position remain, number one, safety and security, and number two, academics.
Davis said “this has basically been a six-month job interview for me. My main priority right now is looking into the CTE facilities we have in regard to Agriculture Mechanics, Horticulture and the Construction trades to determine if they are adequate enough. History has its place in the community, and I respect that.”
He went on to say, “ I’m not changing the things that I’m doing. We need to set some goals, and I already have a plan in this regard. If we don’t have staff, we can’t take care of the kids. So teachers can teach and kids can learn, that’s why we do what we do, that’s why we’re all here, and I won’t change.”
The board will vote on hiring Davis to the position at the February meeting.