Barbara Young, the former superintendent of Sonoma Valley Unified School District who spent the bulk of her career in various administrative positions in the Mill Valley School District in Marin County, will be paid an amount not to exceed $40,000 for six months of service to the Windsor School District, according to the Sonoma County Office of Education.
The county office is paying Young’s salary. Windsor remains in budgetary difficulty and is still required to have a fiscal minder after falling into negative financial status last spring.
Young was tapped this week to serve as interim superintendent after Tammy Gabel tendered her resignation effective Nov. 30. Gabel joined Windsor in July 2011.
Young’s first day with Windsor is Monday.
The following item ran in Thursday’s paper:
Windsor Unified School District has named former Sonoma Valley Unified School District Superintendent Barbara Young as its interim superintendent in the wake of Tammy Gabel’s resignation.
Young is expected to join the district Monday.
Windsor’s fiscal moves continue to be monitored by a financial adviser after the district fell into what is called negative financial status last spring.
Young retired as superintendent in Sonoma Valley in 2008 but has since served as interim superintendent in Milpitas in the South Bay. She also has served as an elementary school principal, director of curriculum and education, assistant superintendent and superintendent in the Mill Valley School District earlier in her career.
The school board is expected to officially launch a search for a replacement in the new year, according to outgoing Board President Billy Forrest.
“I think we are going to hit the road hard in January,” he said.
Gabel, who had led Sonoma County’s fourth largest school district since July 2011, tendered her resignation last month. It was effective Nov. 30.