AISD board approves raise, contract extension for Superintendent Cruz


The Austin school board Monday night approved a 1.5 percent raise and one-year contract extension for Superintendent Paul Cruz as part of the school leader’s annual evaluation.

The changes bring Cruz’s base salary to $310,958 and his contract through Dec. 31, 2020.

School board President Kendall Pace read a statement summarizing Cruz’s performance in the past year.

“Our Superintendent is an engaging people-oriented, fun-loving person who knows the value of investing time and effort in building positive internal and external relationships,” Pace said. “He works tirelessly to build positive relationships with community, business and educational leaders, and the favorable perception of the district continues to increase year after year.”

For more on this story, including how trustees graded Cruz’s work, visit MyStatesman.com



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