Keeping Weiser on the construction projects and initial months of operation for the three schools - Compass and Central Elementary and a new Fairfield Freshman School - are essential for smooth continuity, said school officials.
“We are close to completing an $80 million project, and he (Weiser) has a (working) relationship with all the contractors,” said Fairfield Board of Education President Dan Hare.
Hare also cited Weiser’s “good management and good oversight” during the planning and construction process, which included demolition of the old Central Elementary and this week’s planned demolition of the old Freshman School.
He also praised Weiser’s management of the projects and bringing them to near completion $1.4 million under budget.
“It is in the best interest of the district to do this,” said Hare.
Weiser’s contract will run through June 30, 2018.
Fairfield Schools Superintendent Billy Smith praised the board’s move, saying “it has not been the norm for this district to rehire retirees.”
“But this is very unique situation for Tom and the school district. Tom has been our point of contact during this presence for many years. It is in the district’s best interest to have him serve for one more year,” said Smith.