Saginaw School Board trustees voted following a nearly 90 minute executive session Tuesday to extend Superintendent Nathaniel McClain’s contract by one year through 2019.
McClain says he’s pleased with the decision, adding it will give him more time for his efforts to turn the district around, especially its academics and technology.
But trustees Rudy Patterson and Mattie Thompson questioned among other things the board acting without a lawyer present to review the contract and McClain not putting his request for a closed door meeting in writing.
Thompson refused to go with her colleagues into the executive session and left the administration building after about 20 minutes.
But Patterson did participate and voted in favor of the extension along with the five other remaining trustees.