Paso Robles teachers vote no confidence in superintendent
February 2, 2013
The Paso Robles teacher’s union has voted “no confidence” in Superintendent Kathleen McNamara following the announcement of the district’s plan to implement nine furlough days next year as a cost saving measure.
During a union meeting, 97 percent of the teachers voted “no confidence” in McNamara. The union will formally present the results to the Board of Trustees at their study session meeting this Tuesday at 5 p.m.
During the last fiscal year, the district was near insolvency and faced being taken over by the state unless it took “corrective action.”
In March, the district and the teachers union agreed that teachers would help balance the districts stressed budge by taking a pay cut of 9.72 percent over two years.
In contrast, McNamara has received several raises in base salary since 2009, taking it from $161,813 to $182,500 in 2012.