Archive for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tonganoxie district extends Weseman’s contract

December 13, 2011


Randy Weseman originally set out to be the Tonganoxie school district’s superintendent on an interim basis for a year.

Now make that two.

The USD 464 school board approved, 7-0, Weseman’s contract as superintendent for the 2012-13 school year.

“It wasn’t my initial plan,” Weseman said about staying in Tonganoxie more than a year. “The place grows on you. And you know, for me, it’s about the people you work with and the community.

“Through the board and the kids and the parents, I like working here.”

Weseman’s annual salary of $90,000 will continue at the same level next year. Because Weseman is retired, USD 464 must pay a 20 percent penalty to KPERS, which is another $18,000.

Weseman, a longtime educator and administrator for Lawrence public schools and its superintendent from 2000 to 2009, replaced Kyle Hayden as Tonganoxie superintendent in July. Hayden left Tonganoxie to accept an administrative position with the Lawrence school district.


Tongie_soccer 6 years, 6 months ago

Is there something you know Grandma that the rest of us don't? I have a child at THS and have no issues w/ the principal. I think it's a little presumptious if your comment is based on last week's incident. Seems I remember the parent who barged into the school was the one arrested, not the principal...the parent was the one w/ the gun...the parent was the one w/ outstanding warrents. One overzelous parent with no public proof that any bullying has occured does not equal a bad principal. (and just as a side note the incident people like to quote w/ the lawsuite - completely different administration now from the top down).

Paul R Getto 6 years, 6 months ago

Leaders are used to the smash-mouth innuendos. It's part of the job. Mommas and grandmas can be formidable. When they are concerned, they need to visit the schools, talk to the administrators and the teachers and actually watch people teach for awhile. There is always something 'wrong' when people are involved in an enterprise. Most of the time the 'wrongs' are not as severe as they seem. Volunteer in the schools, N1G. You might learn something about how they actually function.

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