The board will offer Terry Grier a multiyear contract that is likely to top $400,000 a year in salary and perks over time, the paper reported.
Grier traveled to Houston last month and took part in a news conference called by the Houston Independent School District.
In the video, Grier smiles as he shakes hands with the board.
"I think there is a wonderful opportunity here," he said to the crowd.
The news has caused anxiety in the district with several school board members including Katherine Nakamura who told voiceofsandiego "I'm at a loss for words."