ECISD school board approves new superintendent

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- Ector County ISD has found its new superintendent.

In a meeting Tuesday night school board members approved Dr. Scott Muri to the position.

Dr. Muri is currently the superintendent of Spring Branch ISD in the Houston area. He's served that position for the past four years.

Previously Dr. Muri had worked at schools in Atlanta and Charlotte.

Dr. Muri says that his primary focus will be to get new teachers in to fill the hundreds of open positions in the district.

"Today we have 265 vacancies in our system and that statistic, more than any other that I've looked at shocks me. Our kids, each and every one of them, deserve a great teacher in the classroom and today we're not providing that," said Dr. Muri.

Dr. Muri is scheduled to start his new position on July 1.