Sunday Session: LAPS Board Set to Review Super's Contract

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education has scheduled a rare Sunday afternoon executive session to review the superintendent's evaluation and contract.

The executive session, which is closed to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at 209 Navajo in Los Alamos. An Internet search of the address for the meeting indicates the location is the private residence of school board member Kevin Honnell.

The superintendent, Dr. Gene Schmidt, has been superintendent of the district since July 2009. Schmidt currently earns $142,300 a year which ranks his compensation in the top 10 among the highest paid school chiefs in the state, according to information on the New Mexico Public Education Department website.

Schmidt came to Los Alamos from Washington State where he was superintendent of the Bridgeport School District for 10 years. The superintendent has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Washington State University.