In a 6-to-1 vote Monday night, the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees approved the evaluation of district superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn.
The board also approved to award Glenn an increase in compensation. Board members later stated the raise is a reflection of the successes the district has had under Glenn's leadership during a time of significant growth.
Trustee Gary Fox voted against the motion.
As of publication, the contract still required needed signatures before the document could become public record. Waxahachie ISD officials stated the details of the contract would be published to the WISD website at this link and under the tab, "superintendent's contract."
On Jan. 23, 2017, the board approved a contract extension for Glenn through July 2022 in a 5-to-2 vote. The length of that contract remains in place following Monday's vote and will not be extended at this time.
Initially hired Jan. 6, 2014, Glenn's original contract was scheduled to end July 31, 2017. In Aug. 2016, he was offered and accepted a pay raise that boosted his annual salary roughly $10,000 — from $175,000 to $185,000 but not to exceed $190,000. The contract signed last year also stipulated Glenn's salary was to increase by $5,000 on July 31 of each year from 2018-2021.
Glenn declined a 2.9 percent raise in 2015.
WISD Board President James Villarreal said, “As Dr. Glenn continues to advocate for increased compensation for teachers and staff, the Board of Trustees is pleased to reward Dr. Glenn for his hard work.”
During his four years in Waxahachie ISD, Glenn, along with the WISD Board of Trustees, has increased salaries for all teachers and staff every year. Glenn was instrumental in passing a tax-ratification election for Waxahachie ISD with an approval rating of 98 percent, as well as a $125 million bond for the new Waxahachie High School and other district improvements. Under Glenn’s leadership, academics have flourished, with the district receiving 23 distinctions from TEA in the 2016-17 school year — the most the district has ever received.
A 2017 Daily Light article explained the superintendent's evaluation is based on a two-part process, starting with individual assessments and then an overall board evaluation of Glenn’s performance in his role. Assessments consider Glenn’s ability to meet goals in instructional management, facilities and operation, fiscal management, human resource management and board and community relations.
“Dr. Glenn’s overall evaluation is indicative of where our district is going. We are making great strides, and there is still much more we can do to excel,” said WISD Board Vice President Dusty Autrey.
Tuesday morning at the district’s mid-year convocation ceremony, Villarreal announced that Glenn has been named a Distinguished Educator of the Year by Sam Houston State University. This award, which is sponsored by the SHSU College of Education and Alumni Association, recognizes and honors alumni educators who have made a significant contribution to the field of education.
Board member Matt Authier said, “We want to thank Dr. Glenn for his continued commitment to WISD and the hard work he puts in on behalf of staff and students. Dr. Glenn’s evaluation reflected a really good year for the district, and we are excited he will continue to lead the district into the future."