Rockwood School District Superintendent Bruce Borchers will move from overseeing 22,000-students and 3,300 employees locally to overseeing a district with 4,430 students. The new job comes with a $56,600-a-year pay cut.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oak Ridge school board members approved new superintendent contract, according to Tuesday article in Oak Ridge Today newspaper.
Oak Ridge Board of Education directors in Tennessee unanimously approved a four-year contract with Bruce Borchers—currently the Rockwood School District superintendent—in a short, special meeting Monday evening, as published by a reporter for Oak Ridge Today. Borchers' salary reportedly is $178,000 per year, according to the Oak Ridge article. Bob Eby, Oak Ridge school board vice chair said in the article Borchers is slated to start in the new district on June 18. In the same article, Board of Education Chair Keys Fillauer said Borchers had signed the contract before Monday’s 10-minute school board meeting, making it official once the board approved it. Borchers reportedly will receive a basic $50,000 life insurance policy plus a $200,000 …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Rockwood School District Superintendent Bruce Borchers is extended a new job offer in Oak Ridge, TN, the night before district residents vote on four board members and a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond issue.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Rockwood School District Superintendent Bruce Borchers is extended a new job offer in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, starting this June.
Rockwood School District Superintendent Bruce Borchers was offered a contract to become the superintendent of the Oak Ridge School District in Tennessee Monday evening, just minutes ago. Oak Ridge school board's five members voted unanimously to offer Borchers the lead role of their district, Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Bob Fowler tells Patch. For background, read previous breaking news alerts: Rockwood Superintendent Bruce Borchers Meets Oak Ridge, TN, Residents Rockwood's Superintendent Borchers Looks South for Potential New Job Oak Ridge school officials want Borchers to report to duty earlier than the original date of June 15, which is when the contract with interim superintendent Bob Smallridge expires. The Oak Ridge …
As the top candidate among three prospective finalists to become the new superintendent for Oak Ridge School District, Rockwood School District's Bruce Borchers participated in a formal meet-and-greet event Monday morning.
Rockwood School District Superintendent Bruce Borchers just met some of the good people of the Oak Ridge School District in Tennessee, at mid-day Monday during an official community event. Per the news that Patch broke in the St. Louis area, Rockwood's Superintendent Borchers Looks South for Potential New Job, Borchers may take a pay cut and move to a smaller district. The Oak Ridge Board of Education directors are slated to vote on Borchers regarding the new job yet tonight. Borchers and his family reportedly were touring the town as well today, which has an estimated population of 27,000. Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Bob Fowler reported to Patch that 30 to 40 residents attended Borchers' introductory event. Fowler said Oak Ridge …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bruce Borchers, the superintendent of Rockwood schools, comments on his candidacy for a superintendent job in Tennessee.
Eureka-Wildwood Patch broke news yesterday about the candidacy of Bruce Borchers, superintendent of the Rockwood School District, for a superintendent position in Tennessee. You can read the earlier story about Borchers candidacy here and see statements below by Borchers and Rockwood school board president Janet Strate. From Bruce Borchers: Some of you may have read or heard about my interviewing with the Oak Ridge School District in Tennessee. My professional career has been devoted to continuous improvement. I have always been open to opportunities to work with school districts and Boards who share that vision. That is what led me to Rockwood—and what is now leading me to explore an opportunity with Oak Ridge. This is an opportunity for …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Oak Ridge Board of Education directors in Tennessee reportedly are hosting Bruce Borchers, Rockwood School District superintendent, on Monday for a meet-and-greet with that community.
Rockwood School District's Superintendent Bruce Borchers was just reported to be among the top three candidates for new job as superintendent of the Oak Ridge Board of Education in Tennessee, per an article published in the Knoxville News Sentinel, less than an hour ago. The article indicates Borchers and his family members are being invited back Monday for a tour of the city, as well as a meet-and-greet with community leaders and residents. “If (Borchers) is willing and things go well, the potential is there to offer him a contract,” Oak Ridge Board Chairman Keys Fillauer told the Knoxville News Sentinel. Fillauer also said the board could hold a special meeting Monday evening to vote on the matter. Borchers was among the three top …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
With nearly 22,000 students, Rockwood School District is the largest school district in St. Louis County. News of renewing Superintendent Bruce Borchers' contract comes days before Missouri Auditor's results about Rockwood will be released.
Rockwood School District Board of Education directors voted on Sunday to extend the district's Superintendent Bruce Borchers’ contract through June 30, 2016. The vote was 4-3 for the contract extension, according to a district news release made available Monday afternoon. This board meeting originally would have been held Thursday, but was rescheduled to Sunday, based on inclement weather. Borchers' contract extension comes just days before district residents will learn the discoveries of a Missouri auditoring team, who just finished an audit of the district: Rockwood State Audit Results to be Revealed Wednesday The district's last state audit was conducted in 1994. Board members voting to extend Borchers’ contract, according to the …
Monday, July 25, 2011
One Rockwood School District taxpayer submits a few observations and opinions to one of the board of education directors about views on wise budget spending practices. He also submitted it to Patch.
TO: Matt Fitzpatrick Rockwood School District board member, I noticed on the RSD site under school board members your position on spending money wisely was: "Having been a school board member in a much poorer demographic, I know how important it is to be responsible with people's tax dollars. With little affiliation to any school committee or organization, I offer a fresh unbiased approach towards board governance. After all, board members do not just represent parents of Rockwood School children, but every citizen in the district. As a taxing authority, school boards owe it to the public to see that tax dollars are spent properly in providing the children of this district with a safe learning environment, and a sound curriculum". My …
Monday, July 11, 2011
In the second of a three-article series today, attendees at Sunday town hall meeting for Rockwood School District stakeholders were joined by patrons of the Mehlville School District who wanted to share their wisdom in dealing with district finances.
Sunday's town hall meeting by a grassroots' group called Concerned Patrons of Rockwood (CPR) included some interesting guests: three residents of the Mehlville School District who attended to lend moral as well as hands-on support. Mehlville representatives were among a group of activists who campaigned against an 88-cent tax increase in Mehlville that voters rejected in November. About 35 participants attended the CPR meeting at Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood. Rockwood School District taxpayer and parent Dennis Broadbooks organized the meeting in reaction to districtwide concerns expressed from parents and residents regarding Rockwood's recent hiring practices and finances. For an overall report on the CPR town hall meeting, read a…