Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Principal Talks On Hold.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

EMHS Negotiations Await Consultant

Contract negotiations between East Mountain High School Principal Steve Kelley and the school's governing council will begin after the council hires a private consultant, council chairwoman Valinda Gorder said Monday.

Kelley, meanwhile, said that while he looks forward to contract negotiations, he's keeping his options open by applying for other jobs.

At Monday's regular governing council meeting, Gorder said the council will review proposals it has received from three consultants tonight at 5 p.m. at the school. The meeting is open to the public.

The council decided to hire a consultant to examine the relationship between the council and the principal, examine the charter school's organizational structure and look for "effective ways to build a bridge between the parents and the council," said Gorder. …

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