The Glen Rose ISD Board of Trustees on Monday night unanimously voted to give longtime Superintendent Wayne Rotan a 2 percent raise, and extend his contract by one additional year.

Rotan had been making $185,000 per year with his old salary, but it will increase to $188,700, taking effect immediately. Rotan was already on a five-year contract, and the extension will carry through 2023.

The vote was by a 5-0 count, with trustees Brady Brown and Kevin Taylor not in attendance.

Rotan said his contract typically has been extended one year at a time by the school board, and usually is at a 2 percent salary increase.

“Typically, it follows what the teachers and other staff have received earlier that year, the same percent,” Rotan said, noting that the school district’s teachers had gotten a 2 percent raise last summer.

This is the 13th year as the GRISD Superintendent for Rotan.

“I’m very appreciative of the support of the board, and I’m very appreciative of my 13 years here. I’ve always said that this has been the greatest place to raise my family. I feel very proud to be part of the GRISD and the Glen Rose community.”

Also during Monday’s meeting, the trustees voted (5-0) to approve a joint election with the city of Glen Rose to be held May 5.

Two at-large places — currently held by board Vice President Tom Lounsberry and Kevin Taylor — will be decided by the voters.

“We’re required by law to have a joing election with either the city or the county,” Rotan explained.

Election day for the joint election, which will include voting on two expiring places on the City Concil, will be held at the Glen Rose City Hall.

Applications for candidates to have a spot on the ballot can be picked up now through Feb. 16 at the GRISD Administration Building.

The early voting period for the GRISD trustee election will be from Monday, April 23 through Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).