With H.T. Sanchez letting the Ector County school district know that he's leaving, it seems certain that TUSD won out for his services as superintendent after today's governing board meeting.
Dr. Sanchez thanks Odessa for its support; says he will always hold Ector Co. in highest regard; wishes #ecisd nothing but the best.
— Ector County ISD (@EctorCountyISD) June 29, 2013
The governing board got a 15 minute late start to a meeting that was supposed to begin at 4:30 p.m. and they came out a little after 6 p.m. In an unanimous vote, 5-0, they approved Sanchez's contract. Weekly World Central will have more in the next issue, but here are the details of his contract, which Sanchez is supposed to sign by Saturday, June 29 (first day of work is Monday, July 1, the same day is Texas district meets to vote on making him their lone finalist):
1.TUSD board president Adelita Grijalva said the first year on the contract is $247,000, which includes allowances and moving expenses.
2. The base pay is at $210,000.
3. There is a third year incentive put in because of community concerns with his work history and interest in keeping a superintendent here longer than the two year trend.
Copies of the contract were handed out:
This is a three year contract, from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.
In June of each year, the district and board can extended the term of this agreement.
Base pay is at $210,000 each year during term of contract. For second year a cost of living increase will be offered equal to what offered to other district certified employees.
In addition to base salary, superintendent is eligible to receive up to an additional six percent of base salary each year of contract based on a performance-based plan approved by the board.
Allowances include an annual sum of $25,000 paid in monthly installments during term of contract to spend at his discretion to cover civic responsibilities and technology he may need outside the office — cell phone, computer, etc.
He'll get $8,000 to pay for his move from Odessa to Tucson.
The third year incentive in addition to his base salary is 50 percent of the equivalent in 2015-2016 of 50 percent of that base salary as a bonus.