“G. Second Amendment to the Employment Agreement for the Superintendent. It is recommended the Board approve to extend the term of employment of Dr. Donald B. Austin to end on June 30, 2024.“
I have concerns and questions about this. Why the rush to renew the contract without any discussion? Can we really say that Dr. Austin has been the best leader for Palo Alto these past few years? Can we not do better? From what I hear around the community, many are not happy with his job performance.
We have a new board member joining in December. She ought to have a say in extending the contract or not. At the very least, in the spirit of transparency with all of the stakeholders in this district, the board should at least hear discussion on this item before they commit to such an extensive contract.