Is Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa a finalist to be CCSD Superintendent?

Victor Joecks

Last week NPRI’s Karen Gray reported that during the super-secret search for the next Clark County School District Superintendent, Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was suggested as a prospect.

Now the Dallas Business Journal is reporting that Hinojosa is leaving his job in Dallas and tomorrow will be announced as a finalist for the CCSD job.

Three Dallas business and community leaders on Wednesday said DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is set to announce Thursday that he is leaving his post. Meanwhile, a Las Vegas TV station has reported that Hinojosa could be named a finalist for the head of the Clark County School District at a meeting there Thursday.

 I admittedly don’t know anything about Hinojosa, but this doesn’t sound good.

Hinojosa was hired as DISD superintendent in 2005. The Dallas district has roughly 160,000 students and 20,000 employees, with an operating budget of more than $1.2 billion. It has struggled with finance and student performance issues.