Re-8 gives superintendent one-year contract

Steve Smith
Posted 8/31/21

The Weld Re-8 board of education approved a one-year contract …

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Re-8 gives superintendent one-year contract

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Kaylor gets one-year contract extension  

By Steve Smith  

ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com  

The Weld Re-8 board of education approved a one-year contract for Superintendent Alan Kaylor during its Aug. 24 regular meeting.  

The vote was 4-1. Cody Leblanc cast the dissenting vote.  

“Without getting into executive session discussions, I have no comment, other than I support Superintendent Alan Kaylor and value his leadership in our district,” LeBlanc texted. “I do have questions that needed further clarification prior to voting in favor.”  

Kaylor’s salary is $170,000, payable in installments of one-12th of

the rate once a month. The contract also provides for time for Kaylor to attend professional growth seminars, professional growth organizations and related meetings. The district pays up to $3,500 for such professional growth opportunities. His mileage reimbursement is $2,000 per academic year. Half is due by Dec. 31, and the other half is June 30 of the contract year.  

He and the board are to meet on or before March 1 to establish goals and objectives for the coming year. The board has to provide an annual review of Kaylor’s performance once during the length of the contract.  

“We can’t go into details about the contract?” asked LeBlanc during the Aug. 24 board meeting.

Board president Susan Browne said no because it’s a personnel matter that can come up in an executive session.  

There was no other discussion.  

More money talk  

In other business, the board heard from a former teacher about teacher pay.  

Substitute teacher pay, to be specific.  

Eric Anderson, who taught music in the district for 17 years, said the rate of pay for substitutes -- $120 per day – needed a change.  

“I do not need to substitute,” he told the board. “But Fort Lupton is falling back. If you see me in the classroom, it’s not for the money.”  

Anderson told the board other businesses, such as King Soopers and the Weld Food & Clothing Bank, start their employees at between $15 and $17 per hour.  

“One hundred twenty isn’t cutting it,” Anderson  said. “This district needs really good substitutes.”  

Browne referred the matter to Kaylor and to  Chief Operating Officer Jim Roedel for further action.  

Bus drivers  

Board member Matthew Adame wondered  about the number of available bus drivers in the Re-8 district. Some area districts are having trouble hiring enough drivers.  

“We have the routes filled,” Kaylor said. “But we don’t have an excess in place.” The hiring process continues, he added.  

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