The Alice Independent School District will be using the Texas Association of School Boards' Executive Search Services to find a new superintendent after the unexpected resignation of Dr. Alma Charles.

School board members heard presentation from Rolando Pena, Field Service Agent with TASB 1 and 20, and Mike Rains, Director of Field Services Division TASB about the process and how the board could hire them.

Rains explained the search process they use to find qualified superintendent candidates to bring before the board. He told the board how the firm would do background checks, survey with the school board and the community.

There will be several rounds of interviews, and the TASB consultants will offer sample questions for the board to use if it chooses. The second round of interviews will be only for the top candidates whose names would not be released because of the confidentiality agreement candidates expect, according to Rains.

Dr. Charles held the superintendent position for Alice ISD for approximately five months before resigning. Charles told Alice Echo-News Journal she was resigned to help and spend more time with her grandchildren.

The board appointed Guillermo Ruiz as interim superintendent until the another superintendent is hired.