Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim received a $48,000 pay raise at the Jan. 27 board of trustees meeting.
School board members met in executive session until 2 a.m. the next day to review Kim’s performance but the district declined to reveal how much of a salary boost Kim received, citing the need to run his new contract past attorneys first.
However, administrators of Open Comal County Schools Safely Facebook page, a frequent critic of the way Comal ISD manage the COVID-19 pandemic in its schools, said on Facebook yesterday they were told by trustees Courtney Biasatti, SMD #2, and Tim Hennessee, SMD #1, that the board voted 6-0 to award Kim at $48,000 increase in pay.
They also shared a chart from the Texas Education Agency that shows Kim currently earns $232,000 a year. After his pay raise takes effect that amount increases to $280,000.
“You will notice that Andrew Kim was paid on the lower side of the scale and you can see where his raise lands him,” administrators said. “However, there could be good reasons to pay Kim lower. To name a couple, the district as a whole pays low on salaries (teachers are the lowest-paid, even with the raise they obtained by the voter-approved tax ratification election or VATRE) and Kim does not carry the same credentials as his peers (he does not have a doctorate degree.”