The Dallas Independent School District has appointed Scott Layne as the district’s new chief operations officer. Layne, who will join Dallas ISD in mid-August, brings 34 years of public education experience to Dallas ISD, most of it served as assistant superintendent for School Support Services for the Irving Independent School District, where he managed more than 700 employees. His responsibilities included maintenance, grounds, custodial, energy management, warehouse, transportation, safety and security, construction, food service, technology services, risk management, fixed assets/surplus, records management, health services, and athletics.
During Layne’s 25-year tenure with Irving ISD, he also managed the district’s 1997, 2001 and 2007 bond construction programs, which totaled approximately $575 million. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said he believes Layne’s broad experience will greatly benefit Dallas ISD.
“We are pleased to attract an operations leader of Scott Layne’s caliber. His experience and successful track record will enable him to hit the ground running,” Hinojosa said. “Scott has a big job ahead, and we are confident he’s the man to support our efforts.”
In addition to his leadership experience in Irving ISD, Layne also held operations positions in the Midland and Katy ISDs.
Layne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Associate of Arts and Science from Illinois Central College.
“I’m both pleased and honored to be joining the Dallas ISD family,” Layne said. “With the passage of the 2015 bond referendum, the Operations Department will work diligently to provide quality learning environments for our students and staff and do our part to support other district-level initiatives. It is a very exciting time in the Dallas ISD community and I look forward to being a part of it.”