MUSD Board Extends Interim Superintendents’ Contracts

By EGP News Report

Though four candidates were schedule to be interviewed in May to fill the permanent position of superintendent for the Montebello Unified School District, the contracts for interim superintendents Robert Henke and Cleve Pell have been extended to Dec. 31 2012 and June 30 2013 respectively.

The amended contracts were approved at the June 28 board meeting.

Henke and Pell were appointed interim superintendents after serving as assistant superintendents to Edward Velasquez who left his position in MUSD to head the Lynwood School District two years ago. The appointment of Henke and Pell was considered a cost-saving measure during the search for a permanent superintendent. Each received a $25,000 pay raise, bringing their salary to $189,000 each. The $50,000 increase is substantially less than the cost of a new superintendent would receive in salary and benefits, according to the district.

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July 12, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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