Arlington ISD Superintendent Announces Retirement

(WBAP/KLIF) — Arlington ISD will begin a search for the district’s next superintendent after Marcelo Cavazos announced his retirement, Thursday. Cavazos says he will step down from the district’s top post in August, giving time for the district to conduct a search for his replacement and provide any necessary training.

Arlington ISD Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos talks with a student.

Cavazos says he’ll miss interacting with students and staff the most, however is grateful for his milestones at Arlington ISD, including the implementation of universal Pre-K, increasing teacher pay, and ushering in over a billion dollars in facility improvements.

He leaves the job with gratitude for his influence on area youth. The retiring superintendent has spent 33 years in education, 23 of which with Arlington ISD and never expected to be the superintendent of a large district when he began as a South Texas school teacher more than three decades ago. Cavazos will remain on the job until August, while a search begins for his replacement.

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