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EV school district board approves interim superintendent contract

Thu., Feb. 27, 2014, midnight

Assistant superintendent Tom Gresch to lead district through June

The East Valley School Board met in executive session Tuesday to discuss the contract of Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch. Gresch was chosen as the interim superintendent Feb. 14 after the departure of former Superintendent John Glenewinkel.

The agreement, which went into effect Tuesday, will expire June 30. At that time, Gresch will be entitled to return to the position of assistant superintendent of general services, a position he previously held, for the 2014-15 school year.

According to the contract, Gresch won’t get a raise with this new position.

“My current salary and benefits is what I asked for,” Gresch said.

The contract also stipulates the board will evaluate Gresch’s performance in executive session by June 10. The discussion will include the working relationship between the board and Gresch.

The district will reimburse Gresch $1,000 a month for operation of his personal automobile for work-related travel within the school district and community. They will reimburse him for any business travel outside the district at the current mileage rate recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

Gresch said board member Mike Harris was called away from the executive session and did not vote. He said board chairman Mike Novakovich and members Justin Voelker and Fred Helms voted to approve. Board member Mitch Jensen voted no.

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