After a little more than a year on the job, the head of the San Diego Unified School District is moving on.
The Houston school board voted Thursday afternoon to name Grier as its next superintendent, according to the Houston Chronicle. Trustees must wait 21 days after naming the sole finalist to make the hiring official under state law, the paper reported.
However, Grier traveled to Houston Thursday 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 community is very lucky to have a board that is reform-minded, that cares about the children and cares about the community,” Grier said in Houston. “I look forward to working with the board and working with the community.”
The job offers Grier a compensation package that could top $400,000 a year, the Chronicle reported.
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."
Read more about the reaction from employees and board members in the full article on voiceofsandiego.org.