A series of small items led to the tabling of contract renewal talks for Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, according to board members and Seidenwurm.
Board members ended Tuesday’s meeting at 11 p.m. after a three-hour executive session.
“We just have some things we need additional time to discuss,” board member Max Best said. He declined further comment on the matter, other than to say the item will most likely be on the Feb. 10 agenda.
Board member Terry Martin said there are “loose items” in Seidenwurm’s contract, and said the board wants more opportunities for evaluation periods with items on the horizon such as a vocational school, a schedule change at the high school and an expected population spike with Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission.
“Basically,” Martin said, “we want to get more involved, especially with Cannon being what it is.”
Executive sessions, closed to the public, allow boards to discuss personnel matters.
Seidenwurm agreed to a two-year contract in June, calling for an annual salary of $138,700. She was been superintendent since 2005.
Seidenwurm said she and the board plan to meet four times a year — three times informally, and once for her formal evaluation.
Tuesday night’s evaluation was Seidenwurm’s formal evaluation.
She was optimistic on her contract renewal, but acknowledges there are no guarantees.
“I’m feeling really good about the conversations we’re having,” she said.