Birdville trustees close to naming interim superintendent

Birdville trustees plan to name an interim superintendent today to lead the district while the board searches for a new schools chief.

Trustees plan to vote at a meeting after they host a 90-minute community reception in honor of Superintendent Stephen F. Waddell, who is expected to leave after nine years at the helm.

Waddell has been named lone finalist for superintendent of the Lewisville district, replacing the retiring Jerry Roy. Waddell has said the board plans to vote Monday.

He is expected to start his new job March 1.

The interim Birdville superintendent will run the district, make sure it complies with laws and serve as its point person in Austin during the legislative session until the new superintendent arrives, said Joe Tolbert, board president.

The board has set April 28 as a target date to name a lone finalist.

Jessamy Brown, 817-390-7326