The Bridge City School Board has officially announced the lone finalist for the BCISD Superintendent office.

Michael King, 45, from Longview, was chosen late last night to be the new Superintendent for the Bridge City School District. He is currently the Assistant Superintendent over Federal and Special Programs for the Longview Independent School District in Longview, Texas. He has also served at the Kirbyville School District, West Rusk County Consolidate ISD, and Woden ISD in Woden, Texas.

“It was unanimous,” Mark Anderson, BCISD School Board President. “We interview many folks and we had the best pool of candidates that the region had to offer at this time. He stood out in his leadership abilities and he looks like the best fit for our school district and where we’re at right now. He’s just a great fit.”

Anderson said that the district must wait 21 days to hire him. Those 21 days allow the district to negotiate a contract. They’ll have a special meeting after the July 4 weekend to officially hire him.

King and his wife, Shannon, have three children. Two are still school age and the eldest recently graduated from high school and attends college.

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