The San Antonio Independent School District board of trustees unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Pedro Martinez’s contract one year through 2025, three days after voters elected two new trustees.

The school board called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss Martinez’s contract, the sole item on the agenda. After meeting in closed session for about two hours, the board voted to extend the superintendent’s contract and to amend the contract so Martinez would be paid for any unused vacation days upon “separation of employment.”

Martinez’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. He earns about $315,000 a year. The school board voted to extend the superintendent’s contract in May 2019, a move that also came days after a school board election and before new trustees had been sworn into office.

On May 10, the school board will canvass the May 1 election results. Voters elected a new trustee, Sarah Sorensen, for District 1, which has been represented by Steve Lecholop for the past eight years. Former City Councilwoman Leticia Ozuna was elected to the board from District 3, which had been represented by Debra Guerrero. After nine years on the board, she chose not to seek reelection.

Martinez is Bexar County’s second highest-paid superintendent behind Northside ISD Superintendent Brian Woods, whose annual salary is $345,652, according to 2020-21 Texas Education Agency data.

Northside ISD enrolls more than 100,000 students. SAISD has an enrollment of about 46,000 students.

Brooke Crum

Brooke Crum is the San Antonio Report's education reporter.