|Posted on 9/5/2018 6:47:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- To be continued...that's the status of the evaluation process for Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez.
After meeting behind closed doors for nearly 3 hours and 48 minutes, the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees Thursday night announced that it will wait a few more days before taking action on the superintendent's contract. Board President Cinde Thomas-Jimenez says the decision to come back and continue is no way a reflection of Dr. Gutierrez's leadership. In fact, she publicly states that Dr. Gutierrez has the full support of all seven members of the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees.
"We had some really great dialogue and discussed a lot of the things that we have as a vision for the district in the future, talked a lot about what Dr. Gutierrez has already done towards that vision, discussed goals with him about what we'd like to see take place in the future and we just felt like we needed a little bit more time and we needed to have some discussions with HR (human resources) and with Legal and we are going to come right back real soon and finish out the evaluation process," said Jimenez.
Jimenez says she believes the district is beginning to see the benefits of all the groundwork that has put into place over the past year since he took over the position.
"If we can just go back in time a year, he came in with his 90 day plan and hit the ground running and really never just looked back and as the year went on, he had to continue to build a team and build programs at some of the campuses -- some of the campuses that were struggling. He did address some of those concerns and so this school year, we just feel we are starting out with such a more positive momentum and the teachers we feel and the administrators we feel are all on board and we think that we are going to be very successful and the students of this district and the families of this school district are going to be very happy and are going to benefit a great deal," said Jimenez.
District officials say they hope to decide on a date to finish out the process as soon as possible.