Edgewood ISD board names finalist for superintendent

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SAN ANTONIO -- Edgewood ISD Board of Managers has named Dr. Eduardo Hernandez as the lone finalist for superintendent.

The board voted unanimously to name Hernandez to the top post during a special board meeting Thursday night.

Hernandez comes to San Antonio from Duncanville ISD where he has served as the Chief of Schools and Chief Officer of Academics and Innovation.

“He grew up in circumstances very similar to what our young scholars experience, he's really focused on advancing children’s outcomes, developing our teachers, “ said Roy Soto, Board President.

Soto says Hernandez demonstrates exceptional leadership skills.

By law Edgewood ISD must wait 21 days after naming Hernandez before making the hire.

If Hernandez is confirmed he’ll replace Dr. Emilio Castro who resigned in March.

Back in February, Castro was put on paid administrative leave after a district employee accused him of inappropriately touching her on several occasions.

A private law firm was hired by the school district to look into the allegations against Castro.

Through an open records request News 4 San Antonio learned the investigation into Edgewood ISD superintendent Dr. Emilio Castro cost the school district $35,855.51.

Castro and the district reached a mutual separation agreement. Castro collected his salary until March 31st, and was also paid for 15.5 days he'd earned.

According to the Texas Association of School Boards 47 applicants applied for the superintendent job.

The vote to hire a Hernandez is expected to take place on June 19th.

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