A statement from district public information officer Jenny Caputo explains that the board is voting on the appointment again due to an “inadvertent procedural omission.”
“While the agenda for the June 14 meeting was appropriately posted on the district's website as well as promoted through several social media channels 72 hours in advance, a paper copy of the agenda was not posted for public view at the district's office until the day of the meeting,” the statement reads.
Certain provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act, such as the necessary posting of a physical copy of the meeting’s agenda, remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the district has resumed posting of the physical agenda and will hold a second vote to ensure consistency of procedural practice, which it has been implementing up to this point.
The board originally voted 5-2 on June 14 to hire Azaiez as superintendent for a three-year contract with a $350,000 annual salary.
The dissenting votes came from Place 2 trustee Mary Bone and Place 7 trustee Danielle Weston.