Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UISD Supt. faces Evaluation: The Suspense !!

LMT reports this morning:

UISD trustees are slated to conduct Superintendent Roberto “Bobby” Santos’ annual evaluation tonight and vote on any possible modifications to his contract, such as salary and an extension.

In November, trustees voted unanimously to extend the longstanding superintendent’s contract through June 30, 2012, with an automatic renewal for another year, through 2013, unless they decide otherwise.

Trustees also gave him a $4,000, or 2 percent, raise, from $194,000 to approximately $198,000.
Santos, who oversees the second largest district in the region, was paid $223,000.

He received that amount because of a contract provision that allows him to earn up to $25,000 in performance pay.

For the 2010-11 school year, Santos got the full $25,000, bringing his total earnings from $198,000 to $223,000.

Meanwhile, the superintendent at Brownsville ISD, the biggest district in the region, earned $198,000.

According to the Texas Association of School Boards, Santos, as of last fall, was slightly underpaid based on statewide averages.

The average annual salary for superintendents at districts with 25,000 to 50,000 students was about $235,000. UISD has about 42,000 students.

Santos does not receive any other perks, such as a car or cell phone allowance and life insurance policy.

According to TASB, providing superintendents with performance pay is a growing trend in Texas school districts.

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