The Norwalk City Schools board of education has agreed to bring back administrator Sue Goodsite for yet another year.
The board, at Tuesday’s meeting, approved hiring her as assistant superintendent/curriculum and grants director for an additional year at her current salary, $99,900.
Earlier this year, Goodsite retired from the school district after 35 years of service. A teacher for 11 years and an assistant principal for four, she was the Pleasant Elementary principal from 1993 through 2006.
In August, Goodsite was re-hired as the assistant superintendent and curriculum and grants director — a position she’s held for the last three years. She accepted a reduced rate of $99,900 on a one-year, 240-day contract; that’s the same terms of her current contract.
“There are a lot of things happening this year with curriculum, so she is going to come back and help us for one year,” Superintendent Dennis Doughty said in August.
Now, three months into the school year, the board has opted to lengthen Goodsite’s stay. The new deal takes her through the 2014-2015 academic year.
This week, Doughty said this is a challenging time for the school system because of the many changes required by the legislature. Those changes include new teacher evaluations. Doughty also mentioned “the creation of internal documents,” such as student learning objectives.
“All that has to be created by the district. That will be Sue’s responsibility,” the superintendent said.
Doughty said Goodsite’s experience will be a smooth transition for the district and help implement all the changes required by the state and is better than bringing in a new administrator who would need to be trained.
“That’s the board’s rationale,” Doughty said, referring to Goodsite’s contract extension.