Byrd resigns as VISD superintendent
Vernon ISD Superintendent Jeff Byrd announced that he is resigning to accept the superintendent position in Dalhart. He was named as the lone finalist for the position of Dalhart ISD superintendent during a board meeting on June 2.
Byrd has served as Vernon ISD superintendent for the past five and a half years,replacing Tom Woody,and he also has previous superintendent experience at Claude ISD and Gorman ISD.
Byrd told the Vernon Record that it was a difficult decision, but he and his wife couldn’t let the opportunity pass. He said that his family has spent many years in the Panhandle and consider it their home region. In addition his children are in Amarillo, and Dalhart is close “to one of our favorite spots in the world, Red River, New Mexico.”
The Vernon ISD board of trustees will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the VISD board room to discuss hiring a new superintendent.