Tyler ISD awards raise, contract extension to superintendent

Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014 19:29 - Written by Emily Guevara eguevara@tylerpaper.com

The Tyler ISD board of trustees awarded a raise and contract extension to Superintendent Gary Mooring after his first evaluation.

The board members said few words before unanimously approving the motion. But once approved, board President the Rev. Orenthia Mason said, “We’re proud of him,” and shook Mooring’s hand.

Mooring’s contract will be extended to the 2015-16 school and he will receive a 4 percent raise, which is the same raise provided for all TISD administrators this year and the minimum raise received by teaching staff.

The board conducted Mooring’s evaluation during a 6 p.m. closed session meeting today, but voted on it and his contract during the open meeting.

Mooring came to the district as interim superintendent in August 2012, but was hired for the job on Jan. 14, 2013. His initial contract was for 2 ½ years with an annual salary of $185,000, an $800 monthly vehicle allowance and a $200 monthly electronics allowance. The initial contract had no longevity incentive or raises built into it.

A complete story will be in Friday’s Tyler Morning Telegraph.