5:10 p.m. update: Trustees decided to move into executive session ahead of public comments. They will reconvene at 6 p.m.
Comal ISD trustees will meet at 5 p.m. today in Comal ISD’s Support Services Building, 1404 IH 35 North, New Braunfels.
At the bottom of the lengthy agenda for their monthly meeting is the consideration and possible approval of a new contract with Supt. Andrew Kim, hired by the district in June 2012 after serving as Manor ISD superintendent since February 2008.
An administrator with the Open Comal County Schools Safely Facebook page, which is openly critical of the way Comal ISD has managed its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, say two confirmed and very reliable sources believe Kim’s proposed pay raise will be significantly higher than the annual three-percent increase voters handed teachers in the November 2021 bond/tax rate election.
Under the voter-approved tax ratification election (VATRE), auxiliary personnel received a $1.50 pay raise for 2021 and a three-percent annual increase for the next three years.
Comal ISD Asst. Supt., Communications/Organizational Alignment Steve Stanford did not immediately return an email requesting information about tonight’s board action, which will occur after trustees emerge from executive session.
Kim’s salary is $232,000 per year. In February 2020 trustees gave him a $12,000 or 5.5-percent salary increase.
Also tonight, trustees will hear superintendent reports, presentations and board information about:
- Preparing classrooms and facilities for learning — demographics and attendance update
- Bond 2022
- Active procurement
- Contract ratification
- Mental health taskforce update
- Maximizing academic performance — course guide process update
- Texas Academic Performance Reports
Action items include:
- Academic calendar
- Contractor ranking CSP 22-06
- Professional services agreement
- Facilities construction change order
- Construction manager-at-risk construction delivery method for Hill Country College Preparatory High School.
In executive session trustees also will consider Kein Samuelson’s Level III grievance