New Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Richard Romero will get $105,000, but board president Patrick Romero says he will earn it.
“I don’t envy the incoming superintendent because he’s going to have his job cut out for him,” Romero said.
Plans are for Richard Romero to begin work July 1, with the contract running through June 30, 2010.
“We’re giving him a two-year contract, we want to show that there is going to be some continuity and stability. There is going to be a gentleman’s agreement that if things don’t work out, for whatever reason, no one will be held accountable,” Romero said.
The contract reads that it may be canceled by the board for cause, including unsatisfactory work performance, incompetence, insubordination, or a physical or mental inability to perform the required duties.
Outgoing Superintendent Pete Campos said he is elated that the board has committed to two years for the incoming superintendent.
“That will give him an opportunity to establish and strengthen a vision which will take the Las Vegas City Schools to another level,” Campos said. “Most importantly, (it will) ensure that we continue to build on quality academics, strong extracurricular activities and athletics, and at the same time ensure that the overall program in education is the best that it can be for our students and, of course, faculty and others that are the support base for our student learning process.”
Romero will get a cell phone for school business use, with all reasonable monthly charges paid by the district, and access to a district vehicle to conduct school-related business.