By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified trustees approved the interim superintendent’s contract, a proposal to negotiate a signing bonus for certain newly hired teachers, and an energy conservation contract with a Phoenix-based firm.
The five-member governing board made their no-surprise decisions during Tuesday’s regular once-monthly meeting in the Travis Education Center in Fairfield.
The employment contract for Pamela Conklin, who was tapped for the job last month, calls for her to be paid $14,472 monthly for five months, beginning Feb. 1, the day after longtime superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak retires following a long career as an educator.
Additionally, Conklin, currently the district’s chief human resources officer, will receive the standard health and benefits packages accorded to senior district managers, as permitted by law.