Trustees hire administrator here Tuesday

Kaufman promoted from principal’s post to assistant supt.

Kaufmann Kaufmann Pam Kaufmann, principal in the Rockdale ISD for the past five years, was named the district’s new a ssist a nt superintendent for instruction and administration by school trustees Tuesday.

Meeting for a noon luncheon in the family/ consumer science classroom at Rockdale High School, board members also heard some good news from their preliminary audit report and held two executive sessions.

PROMOTION— Kaufmann was principal of Rockdale Elementary School (pre-K through five) for three years. When the new intermediate campus opened, she became principal there, serving grades 3-5.

Dr. Howell Wright, superintendent, said there were 42 applicants for the position and nine persons were interviewed.

K aufmann replaces Penny Curry who had served in the position for the past nine years.

Kaufmann won’t immediately move into the position full-time. Dr. Wright said she would continue to serve as intermediate principal, in addition to her new duties, until spring.

She is a native of Deer Park in suburban Houston and was in classroom teaching, and administration in the Pasadena ISD for 17 years.

AUDIT— The annual preliminary audit, presented by Lott, Vernon & Co., contained some good news for the district.

“We are anticipating returning about $300,000 in unspent funds from the 2009-10 budget,” Dr. Wright said. “That’s significant because that budget was adopted with a deficit of about $300,000,” he said.

Auditors don’t expect any major changes in figures between the preliminary and final audit.

SESSIONS— Board members held executive session at the beginning and conclusion of Tuesday’s meeting, one a consultation with the board’s attorney on addressing public complaints and community relations and the other including discussion of superintendent goals and evaluations.

In other business, trustees:

• Accepted the registration of Cathy Ormsby, testing coordinator.

• Heard a repor t from Dr. Wright, teacher Karen Muston and trustee Wenda Dyer on a recent visit to New Tech High School in the Coppell ISD.

• Appointed district and campus textbook adoption committees.

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