The purpose of the meeting is to vote on appointing Dr. Eugene Thomas as the new acting superintendent. Thomas was voted by the school board to be the new permanent superintendent in a May 23 meeting. His contract is set to begin July 1.
"This has been the plan all along," said board president Sabrina Backer. She said current acting superintendent Dr. Tom Holoman was filling in a much-needed role while waiting for Thomas' availability. That availability begins June 8. "I really appreciate Tom jumping in. He's done a fantastic job and he's a huge asset to the district," she said.
The board will first vote to accept the resignation of Holoman, who has been acting superintendent since May 16 after then acting superintendent Pat Gavin resigned. Thomas was named the new superintendent a few days later with his contract to begin effective the new school calendar year.
The vote tonight, which is expected to be passed, calls for Thomas to be paid $480.77 a day from June 8 through 30. "Everything is going good," said board vice-president Andy Boland, indicating this is all procedural and doesn't expect the meeting to last very long.