Paradise school board takes no action on superintendent’s contract

By Jimmy Alford | Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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The Paradise school board met behind closed doors for more than four hours Monday night, discussing Superintendent Monty Chapman’s evaluation and possible contract renewal.

Emerging from the session, they took no action on Chapman’s contract.

The only item they acted on was to buy two welders and a plotter for the school’s ag program.

Board members were given superintendent evaluation forms in the December board meeting so they could discuss and evaluate Chapman’s performance at their January session.

After last year’s evaluation, trustees voted 5-2 to extend Chapman’s three-year contract. It was extended by unanimous vote in 2011 and 2012, and the 2012 vote also provided a 3 percent raise beginning in 2013.

Chapman’s current annual salary is $111,448, which places him in the middle of the pack compared to other superintendents in Wise County.

Boyd ISD, the closest in student population to Paradise, pays its superintendent Ted West $90,000 annually.



  • Chapman reported district expenditures and expected revenue has improved because of high student attendance. This dropped the earlier calculated expenditure deficit from $180,545 to $56,021.
    The new calculations are based on the first full semester of the 2013-14 school year.
    • For school board appreciation month, board members were honored by faculty and students with gift baskets and specially made videos.

    Chapman also gave each of the board members certificates of appreciation from the Texas Association of School Boards.

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