Dr. Thomas Randle will remain as Lamar Consolidated ISD superintendent for at least another year.

The LCISD board of trustees at Thursday night’s meeting unanimously approved Randle’s annual contract. Details of the deal were not released as of Friday morning, but Randle’s base salary is expected to remain at $290,869.44, plus expenses.

Last year, Randle had expenses that grew his salary to over $366,000, including a $12,000 performance bonus.

Randle, who has been the LCISD superintendent since 2001, thanked the board and the other administrators who work with him at LCISD.

“I thank you for the vote of confidence,” Randle said. “It takes an entire team to run LCISD, so I would like to thank them for their efforts. They make it all happen.”

Randle has overseen the growth of LCISD from a small suburban school district to the second-largest employer in Fort Bend County.

Student enrollment in LCISD has grown from 16,000 to 34,000 under Randle, who was named the Region 4 Superintendent of the Year in 2001 and 2017.

The board votes 6-0 to approve Randle’s contract, with vice president Kathryn Kaminski absent from the meeting.

Jon Welch, who is one of the newest LCISD board members, also had kind words for Randle.

“I have been to a few schools, and have been very impressed in everyone’s respect for you, Dr. Randle,” Welch said. “I’m also thankful for your respect for me.”

The board also received its Texas Academic Performance Report for the 2018-19 year, which gave the district an overall rating of “A”. Sixteen campuses received “A” ratings, with 16 receiving a “B” rating and three a “C” rating.

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