Assistant principal at STMS retains his job |

Assistant principal at STMS retains his job

William Ferchland

A leave of absence request by administrator Kathi Jensen will allow South Tahoe Middle School Assistant Principal Jim Valdes to keep his position for the 2005-06 school year.

An outcry went up from teachers and support staff who didn’t want to see the popular Valdes moved from the assistant principal post to a teaching position.

Jensen’s request was approved by the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday night.

Valdes was going to be bumped because Jensen had more seniority and resulted in a move to reduce one administrator position.

In other news, the board will hear a textbook adoption May 10. The textbooks are “ELD 1 and 2” and “ELD 3 and 4” for grades 9 through 12.