It looks like New Castle County Vo-Tech Superintendent Dr. Vicki Gehrt has renewed her contract for another two years. Last summer, Dr. Gehrt wanted to start the process early for her contract renewal, but the board didn’t really want to jump the gun. This reverberated into a tumultuous board meeting where the board was going in and out of executive session while Gehrt was visibly upset. But it appears whatever issues were going on have been ironed out and Gehrt will be sticking around the vocational New Castle school district.
I have to wonder who else may have had their eyes on the prize?
At last month’s New Castle County V0-Tech’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Vicki Gehrt wanted to get the ball rolling early on her contract renewal. Her contract isn’t up for another six months, but apparently she felt the need to bring it up now. The board wasn’t too keen on that. Details are scarce, but it wound up with the non-elected board going in and out of executive session throughout the night. As Gehrt and friends stayed in one room with Gehrt visibly upset. Scuttlebutt has it that the board is not too enamored with Gehrt, especially after the Amy Joyner-Francis death at Howard High School of Technology as well as other issues.
Ultimately, the board decided to table any talk of Gehrt’s Superintendent renewal until it is actually up for renewal. But they do have a board meeting tomorrow night. Will Vo-Tech Vicki bring it up again? Will there be more drama with unannounced adventures in executive session? And will the board meeting be heard for all to hear? Last month, the board was prepping for the House Bill 61 all school boards must record bill which goes into effect in a couple of months. But no recording was put up on the website. This is definitely a to be continued story…