Today at approximately 12:00 p.m. the Midway Independent School District near Waco, Texas named Dr. Chris Allen the lone finalist to serve as their next superintendent. This starts a process which will very likely lead to his resignation from Marble Falls ISD and employment with Midway.
Dr. Allen said: “This has not been an easy decision for me and my family because of the strong relationships I have formed here. I will walk away from my time with MFISD feeling deep gratitude for the privilege to serve and significant confidence that the leadership of this district is in a strong position”.
State law requires a 21-day waiting period between the time a school board names a lone finalist and offers the finalist an employment contract. That 21-day waiting period begins today. Dr. Allen’s last day with Marble Falls ISD is likely to be on January 25, 2023.
The MFISD Board will soon start a discussion about the manner in which they would want to fill the superintendent vacancy and whether or not they will name an interim superintendent. The MFISD team that has been leading the District will continue to do so and lead in the manner of excellence they have established.
Dr. Allen comments, “I have been allowed to serve Marble Falls ISD for almost eight years, and in that time have developed meaningful relationships that I will cultivate moving forward. The MFISD Board and community has expressed Godly love to me and my family and words cannot express my gratitude for the role each of you have played in my life and the life of my family. I have cherished my time in Marble Falls”.
Kevin Naumann, President of the Marble Falls ISD Board of Trustees, shared his thoughts, “The MFISD Board appreciates Dr. Allen’s service to the students, staff and community. And, we wish him the best in his next step. For our community, please know that we will communicate updates and additional information as appropriate.”