House, the superintendent of Clarksville’s public schools, declared his intention to resign on Friday morning. He is the lone finalist for the position of superintendent at Houston Independent School District, one of the nation’s largest public school systems.
House’s pay rise was denied by the Montgomery County Commission 12 days ago, the latest chapter in a long-running saga between the commission and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
The #HISD Board of Trustees has named its lone finalist for Superintendent, Millard House II from Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (@cmcssinfo). With three decades of experience, House is a lifelong educator. pic.twitter.com/QQzYCpZBTD
House’s salary in Houston is supposed to be comparable to, if not greater than, the increase he sought in Clarksville.
The Houston school district, which employs about 30,000 people and serves more than 200,000 students in 276 schools, is the seventh-largest in the nation. CMCSS has 42 schools and over 36,000 students. House said in a statement, “I will miss the students, employees, and community members with whom I have built strong relationships over the past four years,”
“I have learned a lot from the talented educators and leaders in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. I will utilize my professional experiences from Tennessee, North Carolina, and Oklahoma and my continued focus on equity and innovation to lead Houston ISD.”