Dr. Edna Kennedy

Burton School Trustees spent almost 2 hours in executive session Monday evening reviewing Superintendent Edna Kennedy and discussing her contract.  After their discussions, the board voted to extend Dr. Kennedy’s contract one more year, through June of 2021.  They also voted to review the salary in July when the District’s budget is discussed.  Board member Felton Cox cast the only dissenting vote.  Dr. Kennedy’s salary is currently $111,568 after she received a 3 percent increase one year ago.  She joined the District in February of 2015.

In other action, the board approved the joint election with the city of Burton for May 5th.  There will be two separate ballots for the school board election: one for the seats currently held by Ande Bostain and Brian Jaeger, and one for the final year of Ronnie Hohlt’s position.  Jeff Harmel was appointed by the board last year to fill that position when Hohlt took a job with the district and had to resign.  Candidates for the Burton School Board have until February 15th to file for the election.

Antonio Naylor and Clifton Stuckey of the Reliance Architecture firm of Austin gave the board a presentation on what their firm could do in Bond Planning.  They had recently worked with the Brady School District in developing their bond issue.  Naylor explained how they worked not only with the district, but with the community in developing what projects to invest in and what the residents could afford.  He said that if selected, they would work with the District and the community to deliver the most for every dollar.

Antonio Naylor (L) and Clifton Stuckey of the Reliance Architecture explain to the board how their firm works with the community to develop a bond issue.

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