Kang-Smith Given One-Year Extension

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.


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