UPDATE 7/29: Here’s the story.
UPDATE 7/28: Board not going forward with Palacios. Brunner swings vote, says that while Palacios is very impressive, doing a great job in Pittsburg, he may not be right person for Hayward. Board will move on to third round of supt. search, will not have one for start of school year, which Brunner said she finds “very depressing.” Trustee McGee said he’s not worried because ”we have people in place who will be able to keep district moving.” He said next step is “getting together with search firm and interim superintendent and discuss how we will go forward.” Both said Palacios didn’t meet the criteria on the brochure they created. Press release expected in the morning, will write a story tomorrow.
The board voted 3-2 to offer the job to Enrique Palacios, an associate superintendent at Pittsburg Unified, contingent on the site visit and interviews. Barring any problems, they would then enter contract negotiations. Here’s a story that quotes Palacios regarding the positive state of Pittsburg schools.
Board President Lisa Brunner and trustees Maribel Heredia and Jesus Armas voted to go with Palacios. Luis Reynoso and William McGee cast dissenting votes.
“We’re all looking for different things,” said Brunner. “He is much heavier on the business administration than the academic end.”
Brunner added that they did recently hire an associate superintendent of academic affairs. Here’s that story from a few weeks ago.
Brunner said only two candidates were brought forward to be interviewed by the board, and “the other was also excellent.”
Looking around for info, came across this although I’m pretty sure it is the wrong Enrique Palacios.