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Hillsborough School Board gives Elia good marks, extends contract

TAMPA ­– The Hillsborough School Board awarded superintendent MaryEllen Elia a one-year contract extension Tuesday amid mostly positive evaluations of her performance.

Board members praised Elia on her effort to bring national attention to the district through a $100 million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for teaching reforms.

"We've been able to do so because of your leadership and vision and the high-quality personnel we employ," wrote member Doretha Edgecomb.

Of the seven members on the board, five awarded Elia 40 or more points out of a total of 45 possible points on her annual performance review.

The highest score came from Jack Lamb, at just one point shy of a perfect score. "Her energy level continues to amaze me," wrote Lamb.

April Griffin awarded the lowest score at 34.

Elia received 42 points from Edgecomb, 38 from Susan Valdes, 40 from Jennifer Faliero, 43 from Carol Kurdell and 41 from Candy Olson.

The board's combined score put Elia in the same range as last year at "above satisfactory."

There's still room for improvement, members agreed.

"We have accomplished much under your leadership, but there are still many areas that need the attention of the board and superintendent team," Edgecomb wrote.

Elia's contract extension includes a 2 percent salary increase, similar to the percentage increase teachers will receive if a tentative contract agreement between the teachers' union and the school district is ratified by union members and approved by the School Board.

Hillsborough School Board gives Elia good marks, extends contract 08/10/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:11pm]
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