Klondike ISD Principal Tony Bushong’s contract was extended for one year and he was given a 2-percent raise during that school board’s meeting held on Monday night.
    The board spent 20 minutes in executive session to discuss the issue before coming out of closed session and back into open session.
    Bushong’s contract now runs through June 30, 2019. Bushong came to the Klondike ISD eight years ago and became the entire school district’s principal seven years ago.
    The board approved a resolution to consider the district become a District of Innovation with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In association with that resolution, the board also approved a plan that has to be filed with the TEA.
    After the TEA accepts the plan, Klondike ISD then may take more freedom on its beginning and ending dates for the next school year, among other freedoms.
    The school board accepted the bid of Automated Control for the electrical work on the water treatment system, approved staff development waiver and early release waiver by TEA and moved their March board meeting to March 9.
    Bushong and Superintendent Steve McLaren presented reports on upcoming spring sports, UIL and ag contests and other school-related events.