Negotiations with new Pinellas superintendent are done
Just quick update on this one: A district spokeswoman says that negotiations concluded today between the Pinellas County School Board and new superintendent Mike Grego. But district officials still are finishing up the contract.
We should get a copy of the contract Thursday and can provide more details then. The school board will vote on whether to approve the contract during its regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. It's pretty unlikely at this point that board members would vote it down. It appears that everyone is eager for Grego to get started.
So far, Grego's start date has been rumored to be as early as next Wednesday or Oct. 1. Superintendent John Stewart was expected to be in Pinellas until December, but has said he'll be ready to step down whenever it's convenient for the board.
Grego already has been all over the district and has spent quite a bit of time with Stewart. They attended the school board's Tuesday workshop together and also went to a meeting of the Pinellas Education Foundation's board of directors. (The superintendent has a seat on that board.)
Things to look for in Grego's contract include his salary, his "perks" (car allowance, etc.) and what kind of parachute he has if things go sour with the school board.