Sunnyside board extends superintendent's contract

2013-06-18T20:18:00Z 2013-06-18T20:43:59Z Sunnyside board extends superintendent's contractJamar Younger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 18, 2013 8:18 pm  • 

The leader of Tucson’s second largest school district will remain in his post for another three years.

The Sunnyside Unified School District governing board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to extend Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo’s contract until 2016.

Board members Buck Crouch and Daniel Hernandez Jr., both outspoken critics of Isquierdo, voted against the contract.

The contract is worth $237,500 in total compensation. Isquierdo’s base salary is $150,000.

Isquierdo’s previous contract was worth about $313,000 in total compensation, but the district removed a $75,000 provision to market Sunnyside’s one-to-one laptop program, called Digital Advantage.

The removal of the $75,000 was not enough to satisfy Isquierdo’s critics, who filled the district headquarters with signs calling for his removal.

Read more of this story Wednesday in the Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet.

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