The district has approved a re-negotiated contract with its teachers union that guarantees salary increase above 3 percent each year for the next three years.
Terry Adams will serve as interim superintendent for one year while the district conducts a formalized search for a permanent replacement for Bruce Borchers, who will end his tenure with Rockwood June 7.
The school board conducting the interviews during a closed session on Monday and hope to have the interim spot filled by July 1.
The move came after a request by the teacher's union and concerns the salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
The raises are part of a new pay plan that is aimed at bringing the average administrator salary more closely in line with other St. Louis County school districts.
Newly elected in April, Jeff Morrell said he doesn't want to worsen the district's budget gap by "stepping on the gas."
The school district's Executive Director of Secondary Education believes some demographic fluctuations may explain why.
The board gave the informal go-ahead to a slate of capital projects that would cover what were described as the district's "most critical" needs.
Also: How to realign the district's spending after the failure of Proposition S?
The Rockwood School Board received tips on what it can expect during the process at a meeting last week.
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