GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) — Grand Prairie ISD held its first school board meeting since the death of Superintendent Susan Hull Thursday evening, where a single white rose marked her seat.
Hull died after she was critically injured in a motorcycle crash while on vacation in Arizona, she was 60-years-old.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the crash happened around 2:20 p.m. Sunday eastbound along I-40.
Officials said Hull suffered from a stroke while riding and then crashed. She was transported by a ground ambulance to a local hospital where she later died.
School Board President Burke Hall said Hull was a bold visionary who turned around a troubled district in her 12 years as superintendent.
“This has been the hardest week in the history of our district,” Hall said. “We are all better for knowing her. We are better for being part of her vision.”
Board member Chester McCrary also displayed his grief at the meeting.
“I never thought I would be selecting another superintendent because I thought I would go first,” McCrary said. “I worked really hard to get her here and I got it in me to do it again.”
The board is now tasked with selecting a replacement for Hull, whose death leaves the district without a leader weeks before the start of the school year.
Another board meeting has been scheduled for Monday to discuss her possible replacement.