EUSD moves forward with new interim superintendent

Board appoints superintendent to start July 1
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The Eureka Union School District board of trustees appointed David Dominguez the new interim superintendent of the district during a special meeting Tuesday. Dominguez replaces Rick Schrichfield, who served in the position since February, following the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Tim McCarty. Schrichfield is retiring from the district. The new interim superintendent takes over July 1. Dominguez formerly worked for the Eureka Union School District, leaving in 2001 to serve other school districts. The 22-year resident of Granite Bay retired in 2010 but decided to return to the local district to help during this transition time. “Mr. Dominguez is a proven leader, well respected within the community and willing to help us continue to provide the excellent services our children deserve as we search for a new superintendent,” said board President Jerri Davis, in a press release. “The board will take the time necessary to identify the right leader for EUSD and David will help us with that process.” The interim superintendent is starting with a 9 percent lower base salary than his predecessor. He will earn an annual salary of $146,000. “Everyone is being asked to do more with less, and Mr. Dominguez is setting an excellent example here,” Davis said. Davis confirmed that Dominguez will not pull a pension for the duration of his employment with the Eureka Union School District. As interim superintendent, Dominguez will assist the school board in implementing solutions to problems facing the district, including a steep decline in enrollment and severe budget cuts. During the meeting, the board also voted to reclassify and reduce the salary of the position that oversees human resources from an assistant superintendent to director. ~ Sena Christian