BROWNSVILLE — The Brownsville Independent School District on Thursday officially named René Gutiérrez, the superintendent of the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District since 2009, as the lone finalist to become BISD superintendent.
The BISD Board of Trustees named Gutierrez lone finalist at a special-called meeting that set in motion a timetable for him to become superintendent on June 28. State law requires that BISD now wait 21 days before offering Gutiérrez a contract.
“I am honored to be selected as the lone finalist for the position of BISD superintendent,” Gutierrez stated in a news release provided by BISD. “I want to thank the board for the opportunity to be part of the BISD family, and I look forward to guiding the district toward greater accomplishments.”
Board President Minerva M. Peña said the board had been pleased with the number and quality of persons who applied for the position. In all, more than 50 applied. BISD conducted the search for a new superintendent through the Texas Association of School Boards.
“The board took the selection process very seriously, always keeping in mind what is in the best interest of our students, our staff, and our community,” she said.
Gutierrez will replace previous superintendent Esperanza Zendejas, who separated with the district in mid-January.