(Seguin) -- Seguin ISD's top administrator has received a vote of confidence from members of the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees. After meeting for just 25 minutes behind closed doors, trustees returned in open session to unanimously approve the one year contract extension for Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez. In addition, the board approved a two percent salary increase bumping his salary to $201,960.
Board President Cinde Thomas-Jimenez says trustees are pleased by what Dr. Gutierrez has been able to accomplish over this past year. Dr. Gutierrez says he is thankful for another opportunity to serve the district and looks forward to another great year.
The contract extension was approved during a special meeting held last night at Seguin ISD Central Offices. The meeting completed the evaluation process started by the district over a week and a half ago.
Meanwhile, business continues tonight for the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees. The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees will meet for its second time this week. Yesterday, Monday, the board met to discuss the superintendent's evaluation.
Tuesday, it is to discuss a pair of grievances filed against Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez by former Weinert Principal Brandi Bell-Wiatrek and former Assistant Principal Veronica Ramirez. Trustees are expected to meet behind closed doors to discuss and deliberate the grievances.
Last spring, the school board unanimously voted to not renew Wiatrek's contract following allegations of testing irregularities on benchmark tests and the state mandated STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) tests. No action was taken on Ramirez's contact. Ramirez, who was reassigned within the district, later resigned from the district in August.
It's unsure if any action will be taken on the grievances during tonight's special meeting. However, if any actions are taken, they will be made in open session, before the public. The special meeting gets underway at 6 p.m. in the Seguin ISD Board Room located inside of Oak Park Mall.