School board members voted 3-2 to renew the superintendent’s contract for one more year.
Written by ANDY CHUANG / Published December 21, 2012
On December 12, the Temple City school board voted 3-2 to renew the Superintendent Chelsea Kang-Smith’s contract for another year.
Ms. Kang-Smith has been superintendent of the Temple City Unified School District since 2008. Her annual salary remains unchanged, at $175,000.
After a dispute brought up by School Board Members Kenneth Knollenberg and Joe Walker over not receiving a copy of the revised contract in November, the school board voted to defer discussing Ms. Kang-Smith’s contract until the December meeting.
With the superintendent’s contract expected to expire next June, some school board members sought to extend Ms. Kang-Smith’s tenure.
Three motions to extend Ms. Kang-Smith were filed, with the first two failing.
A motion to extend Ms. Kang-Smith’s contract for three years and two years, separately, failed.
However, a motion by School Board Member Matt Smith for one-year passed by a 3-2 vote. Only Mr. Knollenberg and Mr. Walker declined the proposal.
Consequently, Superintendent Kang-Smith’s contract will not last through the 2013-2014 school year.