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Pasco school district administrative reappointments set

Almost all Pasco County school and district-level administrators will return to their jobs for another year, according to a reappointment list headed to the School Board.

Superintendent Kurt Browning already has noted the handful of changes he has proposed, primarily due to retirements, resignations and job transfers. Longtime administrator Ray Bonti will retire as assistant superintendent for operations, leaving that post currently vacant, for instance, while Colorado educator Lea Mitchell will replace Chris Christoff as professional development director after Christoff's recent resignation. Paul R. Smith Middle School will be getting a new principal, as well.

Unlike about half the district's teachers, who have continuing contracts, administrators serve at the pleasure of the superintendent and board. That means they could be dismissed any year, without explanation.

It's happened in the past, including to current deputy superintendent Ray Gadd in 2009. Browning has not indicated plans to get rid of anyone on his leadership team, which he regularly praises for its hard work.

The School Board will review the list on Tuesday during its regular meeting. See the full agenda for other items up for consideration.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:13am]


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