Board of Education deliberates School Superintendent's SalaryUPDATED 7:59 PM HST Jun 03, 2014Video Transcript
doors for the last two and a half hours?? Members are talking about renewing the contract for school superintendent Kathyn Matayoshi. KITV's CatHerine Cruz has the lastest: - Kathy Matayoshi 29: 55 -30:00 -"The thing that was most disconcerting to me was that there might even be a sense of retaliation or fear out there," Matayoshi was responding to results of a survey of principals which included a climate of fear for speaking out. The union that represents the school administrators say the results mirror a survey it conducted earlier this year specifically about frustrations with a mandated teacher evaluation that some say is impractical. The school board heard a call to delay today's vote and also to be more transparent about how Matayoshi is being evaluated. - Laura Thielen 6:04-6 : 23 - "There has been very little public outreach from the public and the survey has come forward to you was initiated by them principals not by you. To me it would be dereliction of your duty to make a decision today to renew the contract without reaching out to gather more public input." Randy Roth 1:56 2:08 - "I would encourage you to take a very, very close look at the survey and ask the superintendent and share her thoughts, not just with you, but with school personnel before you make a decision," - Daryl Gallera 9:13: 9:16 -"Principals are part of the solution not part of the problem," Matayoshi said her leadership team is working on changes to the evaluation system -- cutting the paperwork or how often teachers are evaluated. But even she admits she is running out of time. Kathy Matayoshi 32: 16 -32:28 - "Multi track schools start early so we need to get the word out to them as soon as possible, so if they do need to make adjustments they see the changes before they start school" Matayoshi may be in line for a pay raise. She makes 150 thousand now-- which is more than the governor but less than two other of her principals. Lawmakers passed a bill to raise the cap to 250 thousand but the governor hasnt signed up yet. Matayoshi's contract is up at the end of the month. Back to you-- Paula ,Yunji?