DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT - OPERATION SERVICES DIVISION
DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (TX)
Mr. Layne serves as Deputy Superintendent for Operations for the Dallas Independent School District. His main responsibilities include: maintenance, grounds, energy management, regulatory compliance, custodial services, warehouse, transportation, food service, records management, construction, police department, and technology.
His career in public education began in the Katy Independent School District in 1982. He served as an assistant to a consulting architect involved in the design and construction of renovations and additions to existing school facilities. In 1988, he accepted a position with the Midland Independent School District, serving as Director of School Plant Services. In 1991, he went to the Irving Independent School District and has served as Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations, Director of Maintenance and Operations, Executive Director of Facilities, and Assistant Superintendent for Support Services. In August, 2016, Mr. Layne accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer with the Dallas Independent School District. In May 2016, his title was changed to Deputy Superintendent for Operations.
Mr. Layne is a member of the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO), the North Texas Facilities Services Association (NTFSA), and the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). He has served as Chairman of the TASBO Maintenance and Operations Research Committee, President of the North Texas Facilities Services Association, President of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (DFW Chapter), President of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (Southern Region), Chairman of the Board for A4LE, and as President of the Irving Sunrise Rotary Club.
Mr. Layne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.