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08-30-13: Board extends Superintendent Tim Yeomans contract through 2016
08-30-13: Board extends Superintendent Tim Yeomans contract through 2016
Posted on 08/30/2013

The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to extend Superintendent Tim Yeomans’ contract one year through 2016.


The decision in June to extend the superintendent’s three-year contract another year came after the board completed an annual evaluation of Yeomans using a rigorous process similar to that being implemented districtwide with teachers, principals, and administrators.Image

“As a board of directors we are extremely pleased with the events and progress of Dr. Yeomans’ body of work during his first year with the Puyallup School District,” said Board President Chris Ihrig.


Ihrig continued, “Feedback from across the educational and stakeholder communities is positive and encouraging.”

Yeomans has served as the district superintendent since July 2012. Puyallup is the ninth largest school district in Washington with more than 20,500 students.


The school board’s favorable evaluation includes a 1 percent increase in the superintendent’s base salary.

In the written evaluation, board members called out specific areas of positive performance, including Yeomans’ ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the board and with the community.

With goal setting and achievement in mind, the board also noted his progress in supporting the district’s strategic directions.

“Dr. Yeomans’ first year has been excellent as he has energetically repositioned the priorities of the district into a tangible, detailed, and executable vision and strategy,” the evaluation stated.

The evaluation also highlighted excellent stewardship in the area of business and finance.


“Dr. Yeomans has proven to have very good business and finance acumen with a continual approach to finding ways to lower costs and to repurpose the money to such important measures as improving technology in the schools,” the evaluation stated. “He takes to heart the need to maintain a strong emergency fund balance and overall has the conservative approach that resonates with the board.”