Tucson’s largest school district has a new superintendent.
H.T. Sanchez signed a contract Saturday to head up Tucson Unified School District. He’ll start his new job on Monday.
The board had approved a three-year contract for the 38-year-old Texas educator Sanchez on Friday evening, and gave him until 5 p.m. Saturday to sign it.
The contact gives Sanchez a base salary of $210,000 per year. Vehicle, relocation and other expense allowances push his total annual compensation to $247,000.
Sanchez, who has changed jobs frequently, will be eligible for a bonus his third year on the job. The maximum amount will be half of his base salary, part of which will go into a retirement account.
Sanchez comes to TUSD after three months as interim superintendent of the Ector County Independent School District, in Odessa, Texas. He had been the district’s chief of staff for two years.