MERCED -- RoseMary Parga Duran, Merced City School District superintendent, has received a positive evaluation from Board of Education members and a one-year extension of her three-year contract.
Duran, who became superintendent four years ago, received 4.9 points out of a possible 5 points on her annual evaluation. She has worked for the local district for 28 years.
"I was pleased," Duran said. "I am always looking for areas to grow. Student achievement is my number one goal."
Board member Gene Stamm said the board's positive evaluation was unanimous. There was no change in her salary.
"I think she's doing very, very well," Stamm said. "She has a good hold on the district. She has improved a lot of things we needed improving."
Duran was principal at Givens, Hoover and Peterson schools and an associate principal at Margaret Sheehy Elementary School.
Board President Adam Cox said the board is pleased with the direction Duran has taken the district educationally and financially.
"She's the right leader," Cox said.
Board members Darrell Cherf, Jessica Kazakos and Susan Walsh could not be reached for comment.
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