At Thursday’s regular Board of Education meeting the Board voted 5-0 to extend Jason Kouns’s contract 18 months.This action changed Kouns’s title from Interim Superintendent to Superintendent.
Kouns has been acting Superintendent since the BOE made the decision to let Dorsey go in September 2013. http://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/archives/4512-Gilmer-BOE-Set-to-Fire-Superintendent-Dorsey.html
Under the new contract Kouns’s salary will be $120,000 a year plus benefits. He will also receive $500 a month to cover costs associated with travel throughout the district.
In related news James Waters will remain the Chairperson for the Board and Jim Parmer will remain Vice Chairperson.