A California educator has been named sole finalist to lead the largest public school system in Texas.
Houston Independent School District trustees on Wednesday selected Richard Carranza for superintendent, pending a 21-day waiting period before a final board vote.
Carranza is currently superintendent of the 53,000-student San Francisco Unified School District.
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Carranza would replace Terry Grier, who in February retired as superintendent of the HISD, which has about 215,000 students. A deputy superintendent and district chief financial officer, Ken Huewitt, has served as interim superintendent in Houston.