Longview ISD financial chief resigns for DeSoto role

Longview ISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Mr. Joey Jones announced that he is resigning to accept a similar position at DeSoto ISD, effective Feb. 5th.

Longview ISD financial chief resigns for DeSoto role

Mon Jan 25, 2021

Longview ISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Mr. Joey Jones announced that he is resigning to accept a similar position at DeSoto ISD, effective Feb. 5th.

"It's been a privilege to work with Dr. Wilcox, the Board of Trustees, and all the wonderful people of Longview ISD," he said Monday. "I will always look back fondly on my time with the district, and wish LISD continued success in every endeavor."

Mr. Jones steps down after ten years of service in the district, where he most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Finance: overseeing payroll, benefits, accounts payable, accounting and several other business and finance management functions.

Dr-James-Wilcox-2020-MUGSHOT"We thank Joey for his years of service to the students, staff, and community of Longview ISD," said Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools. "We wish him all the best in his career."

Dr. Wilcox said the district looks to fill the role of Assistant Superintendent of Business, Transportation, & Technology in the coming days.

Mr. Jones began his school finance career as a Business Manager at Grand Saline ISD in 2010 after performing governmental audits at a private firm in Lufkin.

After joining Longview ISD as an accountant in 2011, Jones rose up the ranks of the Business Office to serve in a variety of capacities, culminating in becoming Assistant Superintendent of Finance last year. In that capacity, Jones was responsible for district operations and business affairs including advising the administration and school board on all matters related to operations and finance. He also provided oversight for facilities, food service, transportation and maintenance. 

Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler.