School district Superintendent Terri Bavis is not leaving Waterloo — at least not now.
Bavis, who is approaching her two-year anniversary as superintendent, informed staff members she has declined a job offer to become superintendent of another school district outside the region. She initially told staffers two weeks ago she had applied for other jobs, and was a finalist for one superintendent position.
“After considering what this would mean and a great deal of thought, I decided I would not be able to accept the position,” Bavis wrote in an email to “The Waterloo Family.” “I notified the district superintendent this evening (Sunday) that I was sorry to decline their offer.”
She did not identify the district that offered her the job.
Bavis is in the middle of an undisclosed contract dispute. Her initial contract was for the period of July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. A new contract, one the Board of Education approved 7-1 in January, would begin July 1, 2018, and continue to June 30, 2021. However, board president Mike Shores has yet to sign the new deal, meaning it is not yet ratified.