The Eanes ISD Board of Trustees has finalized contract discussions with Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard, extending his contract to 2021.The discussions began at the December 13, 2016 regular meeting, where the Board gave President Dr. Colleen Jones authorization to finalize the language and then execute the contract.
Dr. Leonard's original contract was slated to end in 2019. With the District's increased focus on goals from the Strategic Summit and new programs such as the Business Incubator and Spanish Immersion Pilot in the works, the Board felt it was important to retain stability and consistency moving forward. The Board also studied comparisons on compensation with other high-performing peer districts and made appropriate adjustments.
"Our leadership is focused on specific strategies to continue excellence in Eanes ISD and the Board feels that Dr. Leonard is an integral part of achieving success," said Board President Dr. Colleen Jones. "We also know that a strong leader such as Tom can ensure a smooth transition of board members during a trustees election year."
Dr. Leonard's contract with addendum is posted online.