Monday night's regular school board meeting, the board met in executive session
for an evaluation of Superintendent Stewart McDonald. KMXT's Diana Gish has
of the closed door session was an extension of McDonald's contract through the
Board president Norm Wooten shared the board's evaluation of
the superintendent's first year.
-- (Supt contract 1 :31 "...our superintendent's performance.")
salary for fiscal year 2010 has been set at 123,500 dollars with increases
scheduled for each year of his contract.
-- (Supt contract 2 :56 "...consistent
with our size.")
quick to point out that a superintendent serves at the will of the school board
and can be let go at any time. But, he says, the extension of McDonald's
contract sends an important message:
-- (Supt contract 3
said he's very happy to have the job and the contract.
-- (Supt contract 4 :32 "...this
is a privilege.")
along with the other district administrators, received a pay raise of 3.5
percent. The percentage increase matches that given to the district's certified
teachers. On Monday the board also approved changes in insurance coverage for
all district administrators. The superintendent, as well as the other
administrators will now share more of the cost of their own insurance. The new
agreement requires that administrators bear 25 percent of their insurance costs
as compared to the ten percent they paid in past years. This change is in line
with the changes to the certified teacher's contracts as well. Based on the
district's policy of "the ability to pay" classified employees will continue to
pay-in 10 percent of their insurance costs.
extending McDonald's contract the board set goals for the superintendent to
Those include full implementation of the district's
technology plan in order to enhance learning, using stimulus funds to advance
district goals without increasing the budget, and improving communication
between the school board, staff and the public.