Board gives Superintendent extension and raise, district shuffles administrative duties

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Last Thursday night, the KISD Board of Trustees, at its regular monthly meeting, adjourned into executive session to evaluate the job performance of Kennedale ISD Superintendent, Gary Dugger. When the Board returned an hour later into regular session, Mr. Dugger?s contract was officially extended another year on his current three year contract. {{more}}In addition to a positive evaluation, he received a 3% raise. The raise would give him just over $179,000 per year.

Board President Joe Taylor indicated that the board was pleased with the performance of Mr. Dugger and the direction the school district was going.
Deputy Superintendent Dr.

Karen Furman

In other district news, last summer with a new contract, then Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Dr. Karen Furman, was given the title of Deputy Superintendent. No public announcement was given except a change on the district?s website.


Beginning in January of this year, then Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services, Rick Edwards, was given the sole responsibility of the KISD Technology Department, apparently leaving the rest of Administrative Services to Dr. Furman office. Again, no public announcement has been made except a change on the district?s website.

Associate Superintendent

Rick Edwards

When asked if a public announcement would be made, Mr. Dugger said no. When asked if he [Dugger] was making plans to retire, he laughed and said no again.

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