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Pine Tree ISD extends superintendent's contract

By Christina Lane
Jan. 13, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.

Pine Tree ISD trustees extended Superintendent T.J. Farler's contract by six months, district officials said this afternoon.

Farler's contract, signed by the school board Thursday night, runs through Jan. 11, 2015. Her annual $150,000 salary remained unchanged.

The district hired Farler in June after former Superintendent Marian Strauss resigned, leaving the district in March. Farler came to Pine Tree from Wylie ISD, a 12,600-student school district in Collin County, where she served as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. She has been an educator for 31 years.

In addition to her base salary, Farler receives other benefits. She receives the same number of leave days as employees on a 12-month contract, receives insurance benefits, long-term or permanent disability benefits, and a cell phone. She also gets reimbursement for expenses occurred in representing the district in continuing performance, such as travel, hotel, food and rental cars.



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