Administrators get new pacts

Rockdale ISD trustees emerged from a marathon, three-hour-plus executive session Monday night to re-hire six administrators on four different kinds of contracts.

Re-hired were:

• Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Jeff Miller, two-year term contract.

• Elementary Assistant Principal Gena Helton, two-year term contact.

• Chief Financial Officer Marla Wallace, two year non-certified contract.

• RHS Principal Joey Geletka, one-year probationary contract.

• RHS Assistant Principal Brent Hasselbach, one-year probationary contract.

Also during the executive session, board members conducted the annual review of Supt. Dr. Howell Wright’s performance, taking no action.

“He is employed on a three-year contract and this is not the year it comes up for renewal,” board president Lee Jenkins told The Reporter.

PACTS—Jenkins said the long executive session was typical of February sessions.

“Most of that time, at least 2-1/2 hours, was spent on the administrator contracts,” Jenkins said.

In fact, for the past several years the board has split administrator contracts into odd-year, even-year scenarios.

With the exception of the superintendent, whose contract term runs through the end of June, administrators whose contracts were not considered on Monday will be up for renewal in 2012.

Jenk ins said the dif ferent kind of contracts okayed Monday ref lect different kinds of situations.

“ The chief financial officer does not work on a Chapter 21 contract like the others,” Jenkins said. “That’s why hers is listed as ‘non-certified’.”

“As for the high school assistant principal Hasselbach still has some administrative certification to complete,” Jenkins said. “That’s why his contract is probationary.”

“And Geletka is completing his first year as RHS principal, so his contract this time is probationary,” Jenkins said. “I’d anticipate next year it will be a term contract.”

In other business, trustees:

• Accepted the resignations, effective at the end of the school year, of Mary Ray (RHS/juniorhigh choir director), Jamie Streck ( RHS English), Jeanie Weed (RHS/junior-high nurse) and Dustin Westbrook (RHS social studies/coach).

• Heard Kaufmann report on federal PBMAS evaluation. She said the district is not required to take any corrective action in bilingual education, career/technical education or No Child Left Behind but is instituting programs to correct “deficiencies” in special education, resulting from the recent influx of special education students into the district.

• Designated May 6 as an instruction day, making up a day lost recently to bad weather.

• Heard counselor Lynette Guerra report on exit-level TAKS tests for current RHS seniors.

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