Mike Morris at last night's Regional School Committee meeting
Last night just before adjourning from a l-o-n-g contentious meeting the Regional School Committee -- while being serenaded by protesters -- approved the ascension of Mike Morris (by a 9 yes, 1 abstain, 1 absent vote) from his current position in Central Office as Director of Evaluation and Assessment to that of Assistant Superintendent.
Morris served as principal at Crocker Farm Elementary School from 2008 until 2012. Superintendent Maria Geryk described it as "more of a change in title/role" so a new replacement will not be hired to fill his old position.
He currently makes $100,000 annually and presumably will receive an increase in pay to go along with the new title, but HR chief Kathy Mazur stated his new salary, "has not yet been determined."
Amilcar Shabazz was absent for the vote because he was feeling ill and left immediately after the vote on Superintendent Geryk's evaluation. So no, he did not join the protesters singing "We Shall Overcome" in the back of the room.