Disappointing to see Lubbock ISD Superintendant Karen Garza is leaving her post after four years.
But I can't say she didn't get a whole lot done in that short time.
Since being hired in 2009, Garza cleaned house at the administrative level, consolidated eight schools for better efficiency, built a new elementary school in east Lubbock, and helped push through a $198 million bond election.
And I can tell you, as a public school dad of three boys, that money is being well spent.
There are many projects that are still underway from all of Garza's initiatives. Not the least of which directly effect the academic quality of our district.
We will soon be able to see if that is working with the next round of accountability scores.
I would call on the Board of Trustees to hire a person that shares the same values and vision as Karen Garza: someone that cares about Lubbock and has the leadership to finish the job she started. And ultimately follow through on every action with oversight and efficiency that will benefit every child in the district.
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