Issaquah School District superintendent passes evaluation; contract is extended

June 26, 2012

By Staff

Superintendent Steve Rasmussen’s contract has been extended for one year to June 30, 2015.

The Issaquah School Board met in a two-hour executive session June 19 to discuss Rasmussen and voted to extend his contract June 20 at its regular board meeting. State law requires the board to evaluate and take action on the superintendent’s contract every year before July 1.

There were no major changes to Rasmussen’s contract. That includes no changes to his $212,100 salary. However, one adjustment was made to allow him to cash in his 10 days of accrued vacation.

“At this point he is not taking too many vacations and we didn’t want to penalize him for being at work,” school board President Chad Magendanz said.

Board members also used the occasion to thank Rasmussen for his work on various issue like literacy and his help in getting the recent $219 million bond passed.

“I don’t think anyone could have anticipated over a 70 percent approval,” Magendanz said. “So, I really need to give the superintendent and the staff kudos.”

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