Local Superintendent Gets Contract Extension

Mike Waldrip | Image by Frisco ISD

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted last Monday to extend its contract with the district’s current superintendent, Mike Waldrip.

Trustees moved to add one year to the superintendent’s current contract, which would have otherwise been in effect through June 2025. The contract will net Waldrip another $348,000 plus a $7,000 administrative stipend, his current annual pay, according to the contract.

Waldrip has been superintendent at Frisco ISD for about the last seven years, according to Community Impact.

As far as base salaries go, Waldrip is currently the fourth-highest-paid superintendent in Collin and Dallas counties, making $10,000 more than Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde.

Still, Elizalde stands to nab another $100,000 in combined incentive payments if she can spur some modest increases in student achievement metrics, which have been lacking in recent years, with the latest Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability report indicating that only 41% of Dallas ISD students scored at grade level on last year’s STAAR exams.

For Frisco ISD’s part, roughly 74% of its students scored at grade level last year. Its graduation rate for the Class of 2022 was also significantly higher — 99% compared to Dallas ISD’s 88.1%.

Waldrip got his contract extension approved the same day that Frisco ISD allowed parents to keep their children home from school without being marked absent following the circulation of social media threats against multiple district campuses, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Police arrested a 13-year-old in connection with the threats.

“[T]here are serious consequences for threatening a campus or member of a student body, and we support the Frisco Police Department’s full prosecution of any individual that threatens harm to our students, staff, and campuses,” Waldrip wrote in an email to parents last week.

Other administrators also saw their contracts extended at the meeting last Monday, including the district’s director of community relations, managing director of schools, managing director of human resources, and the principals at Pink Elementary School and Heritage High School, according to Community Impact.

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