Pay raised up to $18K for special-Ed chief
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District school board last week boosted the pay offered for a new director to oversee the district's special education program in an effort to attract better-qualified candidates.
The district decided to hire a director of the district's Special Education Local Program Area in early spring but weren't happy with the applicants, said spokesman Terry Koehne. Last Tuesday's board action increased the pay for the position from a range of $104,000 to $141,500 a year, to $117,900 to $159,900, depending on experience.
Two administrators now oversee the program, one in charge of elementary schools and the other secondary schools. They will remain in their current positions and be overseen by the person hired, officials said. The new director would oversee a program with 2,400 students and about 400 special education full-time equivalent staffers. Asked when the district expects to fill the position, Koehne said, "The sooner the better, but the highest priority is to make sure the person is qualified."
-- Ashly McGlone, Staff
Public input being sought on dog park
Users of the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park are encouraged to provide input on the type of material used for ground cover at the park.
The issue will be discussed at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Parks and Leisure Services Commission. Prior to the meeting, the Town of Danville is conducting an online survey to determine what users would like to see. The answers will be used to provide input to the commission. All responses must be submitted before 5 p.m. Thursday.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff