The Pass Christian School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday gave Superintendent Dr. Carla Evers a “Happy New Year’s” gift. After a lengthy executive session to evaluate Dr. Evers’ contract, the Board unanimously amended the report granting a 2-year extension to her contract and raising her pay to $135,000 per year.

School Board President Margaret Jean Kalif presented the two changes after the executive session, which School Board Attorney Mark Alexander was asked to step in and provide legal authorization.

According to the school records, this was a $10,000 increase and the contract was an early grant to keep Dr. Evers early grant to keep Dr. Evers for another 2-year cycle, as the end of the contract would be up this year.

Previously, Dr. Evers mentioned in her report that the Pass Christian School District had population of 2,100 students or an increase of five children from last year’s numbers.

In other actions, Pass Christian Middle School Teacher Charlene Stephens was mentioned as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Mississippi Gulf Coast Teacher of the Year and will be a finalist for the Mississippi State Teacher of the Year next week.

The Board unanimously approved three out of state trips and overnight stays for the Pass Christian Elementary and High School at later dates this month.

Finally, the Student School Board Representative Kade Frisby applauded the current athletics, as all four have been on winning streaks so far and mentioned a block party that the school will have next week.

This party is for students that have maintained an A or B average, have not had any disciplinary issues, and have missed less than three days.

The next school board meeting was set for February 6 due to Mardi Gras.

Story by Hunter Dawkins