Friday, March 28, 2014

MPUSD trustees hire acting superintendent, move forward with search

Trustees with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District approved a 90-day contract with William Brand, who will serve as interim superintendent until a permanent hire can be made.

Or until something else comes up. With MPUSD, you never know.

Brand will be compensated with $725 a day, a $400 car allowance per month, and no health insurance. If you're curious to see the entire contract, here it is.

And speaking of the superintendent's search, trustees will meet Monday to select the finalists they'll interview next weekend.

Besides being interviewed by trustees, candidates will run the community gauntlet. In the community review panel will be a member of the Monterey Bay Teachers Association; a member of the California State Employees Association; Debbie Weiss to represent Monterey; Ruthie Watts to represent Seaside; and Terri Seigrest to represent Marina.

And Jo Greenshields wants to know, in a district where 53 percent of the students are Latino, why isn't a member of that community representing? Could it be that MBTA or CSEA have a surprise in store?

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