DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – One Dallas Independent School District (DISD) trustee thinks parents can be a vital resource in the search for a new superintendent.

To find out the expectations of parents District 1 Trustee Dr. Edwin Flores is holding a town meeting Monday night.

It’s the first such meeting since the district began looking for a new chief to replace Michael Hinojosa, who left the district in June to take the school chief position in Cobb County, Georgia.

Flores said he is expecting a number of topics to be brought up at the meeting. “The schools that are doing great, the schools that are moving forward, how do we accelerate that progress? And then at the same time, how do we deal with those schools that are struggling?”

In terms of helping with the search for a new DISD leader, Flores believes parents can give a lot of direction. “There are always great ideas out there,” he said. “Certainly, the board and the leadership certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on great ideas.”

Flores doesn’t think parents will have any trouble giving their opinion and ultimately could help with the criteria administrators are looking for in a leader.

“If they like the reforms we’ve put in place and the direction of the district, which in some ways is really, really good and in some ways it’s not. What kind of leader do we need that can address those two very divergent needs?”

The town hall meeting starts at 7:00 o’clock Monday night at Midway Hills Christian Church. The church is located at 11001 Midway Road.