Pasco School Board puts off consideration of new jobs
Pasco school district administrators had asked the School Board to approve several new job descriptions Tuesday, along with added positions allocated to departments and schools for the coming academic year.
Superintendent Kurt Browning quickly removed those items from consideration, postponing them for a future meeting.
Board member Joanne Hurley raised concerns, shared by some of her colleagues, that the district should not be approving new jobs and salaries without having held a single budget workshop. The board's first official budget discussion is set for June 24.
Rather than risk the no vote, Browning agreed to postpone the recommendations, which included adding an allocations analyst, among other posts. He also agreed to have his staff do a better job of reporting new allocations established throughout the school year, rather than simply bring a summary to the board once a year.