AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District plans to name a new interim superintendent on Dec. 15, according to a Wednesday announcement.

This comes after Interim Superintendent Anthony Mays was named the lone finalist for the superintendent job in the Alief Independent School District in Houston last week. Mays will start the new Alief ISD job in January, an AISD spokesperson confirmed to KXAN on Nov. 10.

AISD said a new interim superintendent application and instructions will be posted no later than Thursday on the district’s Superintendent Search webpage.

“We are inviting applicants both internal and external to Austin ISD, and we are seeking applicants to serve solely in the role of interim – not people who might wish to fill the permanent superintendent role,” the district wrote in its Wednesday update.

On Tuesday night, the school board held a nearly three-and-a-half-hour private meeting between newly elected and current trustees to discuss the hiring of a new interim superintendent.

Permanent superintendent search

More details on recruiting, selecting and hiring a permanent superintendent will come after newly elected board members are seated on Dec. 1, according to the district. In that meeting, the school board will begin discussing the hiring of a search firm.

As for the permanent superintendent role, AISD said it plans to name a new superintendent who can begin leading the district by July 1 of next year.

AISD said it will also be hosting listening sessions to hear community feedback about the superintendent hiring process.