The Paradise school board opted to extend the contracts for all teachers, librarians, counselors and nurses during Monday night’s meeting.
The contracts were extended for one year and will be up for review again in spring 2015. The board also agreed to use Superintendent Monty Chapman as an independent contractor after his current contract ends in June.
Chapman recently resigned to take a job at Weatherford Independent School District, but has agreed to help the board and the next superintendent with next year’s budget, which will include planning for other big-ticket items like a wastewater treatment facility.
Non-contracted employees will see a pay raise. The board approved a 2.5 percent raise from the midpoint, which would mean a larger raise for employees on the lower end of the pay scale and a smaller raise for those on the high end.
In other business, the board:
- adopted textbooks recommended by Patti Seckman; and
- agreed to seek a waiver from the Texas Education Agency for an additional bad weather day due to all the ice last winter.