You Paid For It – Rockwood School’s Expensive Contract Extension

You Paid For It
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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Why did the Rockwood School Board extend Superintendent Bruce Borchers contract when they knew a scathing State Audit was about to the released?  We caught up with School Board Vice President Matt Doell to ask him about it.  He says their contract with Borchers calls for them to vote on an extension in February of each year. He did admit that the Board could have changed the policy to allow it more time to consider the contract extension.

The vote on extending the agreement with Borchers was 4-3. Borchers gets $256,000 that includes his $234,000 salary plus benefits.

There’s an election in April that could change the make-up of the board.  If there’s a change in majority then they’ll have to deal with that.

Matt Doell admitts board members knew what was contained in the audit before voting for the contract extension but did it anyway.

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