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The Danville Independent Schools Board of Education approved an executive leadership organizational chart at Tuesday evening’s special called board meeting and also accepted the resignation of board member Kent Mann. There is now a vacancy on the board. 

Currently, the highest administrative offices in the district other than the superintendent are three chiefs: chief of staff, chief of operations and chief academic officer. The district is moving away from this structure. Instead, the district will have an assistant superintendent, as has been the case in the past. The district will also be keeping the position of chief academic officer and changing the position of finance director to chief finance officer. 

As former Chief of Operations Ron Ballard prepares to take on the role of superintendent on Jan. 1, Interim Superintendent Elmer Thomas said he is optimistic about the district’s future. 

“I’m excited for Superintendent Ballard as we look to the sunrise of his tenure leading our district,” he said. “It should prove to be a great day indeed with his love for and history with DISD.”

“While I love a beautiful sunset, I love to see the early sunrise as well,” he added. “DISD is set for such a sunrise.”

As for the vacancy on the board of education, the board has 60 days from the announcement of the vacancy to fill the position. The board is currently accepting applications. Individuals interested in applying for the board vacancy can find more information and the application at The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2024 at 4 p.m. 

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