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    Superintendent says goodbye

    McNamara retires in surprise move

    McNamaraSuperintendent Kathleen McNamara announced her early resignation and retirement March 26 during her Board of Trustees meeting. The Board said it regretfully but respectfully accepted her retirement.

    “I love Paso Robles, this district and all those who make it so special with their passion and dedication to public education”, McNamara said in a statement. “I will miss the daily challenge of leading this district; it is an honor.”

    According to the district press release, McNamara served the district for seven years, enduring economically trying times and public discrepancies. She was present for historical events in Paso’s timeline such as the completion of the new Flamson main building, the entire Measure T building program completed within budget, the rise of the academic performance API of the schools in the district scores, and a six-year accreditation for Paso Robles High School.

    Most district teachers, whom McNamara alienated with more than 20 furlough days and no pay raise for eight years, were surprised and pleased with the announcement. Nearly $1.4 million was taken out of teacher pay during her tenure while she and administrators districtwide received pay raises and bonuses.

    McNamara’s retirement will be effective June 30, 2014


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