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LV board extends Harvey’s contract

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Wilson County News
March 7, 2012, 10:14am
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LA VERNIA - The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) board has voted 6-1 to extend the contract of Dr. Tom Harvey, the district’s superintendent, for five years. The decision was made during a March 6 special called meeting, specifically to address the superintendent’s evaluation and employment with the district.

District parents and concerned community members packed the conference room in the La Vernia ISD Administration Building, the usual venue for the evaluation. Many expected an opportunity to address the board with concerns, including the ongoing investigation into missing junior high activity funds; however, the meeting agenda did not include a public comments period, not unusual for special meetings. Board President Mike Jendrusch declared an executive session after calling the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and determining a quorum. The members of the public were asked to vacate the room while the evaluation took place, the usual practice for personnel matters discussed by the board. The board remained in closed session for several hours.

As the board deliberated inside the building, parents, district employees, and other community members discussed their concerns outside, ultimately coalescing loosely into a public-interest group, spearheaded by district parent Jennifer Moczygemba and former teacher Mary Bordner.

For more on this meeting, read the March 14 print edition of the Wilson County News.

Your Opinions and Comments

Clean Up  
la vernia  
March 13, 2012 9:35pm
Keep yalls comments going. The more the better. Lets show the la vernia school board that the tax payers are fed up with their noncence!

Serious Thinker  
La Vernia  
March 8, 2012 6:35pm
Old as dirt. Well the answer to your question is this. The problem is at the top! The good ole boy system is so imbedded in the City of La Vernia and they run the school district, if 7 good people ran for the Board and ... More ›

Clean Up  
la vernia  
March 8, 2012 11:55am
Not every one is suited for school board! We dont want to elet idiots into the board. We aready have that comming from the standpoint of them not listening to the tax payers. I know each and every one of these board members are ... More ›

old as dirt  
Wilson Co.  
March 8, 2012 11:43am
I have an great idea. Why don't all of you complaining about what the board does and doesn't do just get off duff and run for the school board.

wilson county  
March 8, 2012 10:58am
It is sad he will remain in office. Our kids are suffering! Nepotism! Yes it is all around. What is it going to take to get change on the school board?

wilson county  
March 8, 2012 10:56am
We need change!

Disgusted Taxpayer  
La Vernia  
March 7, 2012 4:07pm
Well, Well, Well, If this doesn't tell the story about who runs La Vernia. No names mentioned, but everyone knows who it is! It has always been known that the City of La Vernia is run through the School District. Now ... More ›

Lovin' LV  
March 7, 2012 3:10pm
What a shame. We need change in our school administration here in La Vernia. When you are so close to a situation (as with the Board and Dr. Harvey) that you can't seem to do what is right for the residents and the tax payers ... More ›

Clean Up  
la vernia  
March 7, 2012 1:57pm
Yet again the school board doesnt listen to the citizens of La Vernia. Glad to see at least onewboard member voted against the renewal of king harvey!

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
March 7, 2012 1:05pm
Mary Bordner is a former district employee, not a former teacher.

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