The school year ended just in time for Barbara Stice and Ted West.
The elementary and high school principals, respectively, need all the time they can to juggle the jobs of principal and superintendent.
Last month the Board of Trustees appointed the pair to serve as co-superintendents in the wake of John Emshoff’s resignation.
Both have experience in the position. Stice served as interim superintendent for Boyd before Emshoff was hired, and West was assistant superintendent of the district when Greg Stone was superintendent.
It looks like the pair will stay in their interim positions at least through the budget process. On July 9, the pair will lead the board in a budget workshop.
Monday night, the board met for almost three hours in closed session to discuss the superintendent search process. They emerged only to take one action. They set a salary for the interim co-superintendents at $398.25 per day. They voted 6-0 in favor of the compensation. Trustee Kim Hudson was absent.
It was the second time in eight days the board mulled over the superintendent search process. Last Monday, the board looked at proposals from several search firms, but took no action on it. They also met for several hours in closed session that night to discuss the superintendent position, but no action was taken.
In the meantime, West and Stice will juggle time between principal and superintendent. And it hasn’t slowed down even though it’s summer.
Summer school is in session. And the district is also offering free lunch to all students in the district grades kindergarten through 12 at 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 19 at the Middle School cafeteria.
The high school is also working with last year’s freshmen who need to retake the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams next month.
The board meets again at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the high school library for a regular meeting followed by a budget workshop.