UPDATE: Documents from the school district obtained by ABC-7 show Superintendent Xavier De La Torre is receiving a $30,000 bonus as part of his contract extension. District officials had previously described the bonus as a "generous raise," but didn't provide a dollar amount.
The contract extension, which runs through 2025, also no longer requires De La Torre to actually live in the school district.
ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas -- The Ysleta Independent School District has approved a contract extension for Superintendent Xavier De La Torre.
According to the district, De La Torre was evaluated in three areas: Reaching goals for results on state student testing, meeting project goals and keeping district finances in order, and results from district employee surveys.
Officials said they were pleased with his performance in those areas.
"Dr. De La Torre has demonstrated tremendous leadership during challenging circumstances, has worked with our community to successfully complete a bond, and pass a new bond that will have a lasting effect in the YISD community," said school district trustee Kathryn Lucero.
The district said De La Torre’s new contract includes a “generous raise” from his previous contract, but it did not elaborate.
The same trustees who approved De La Torre’s contract extension and raise had suspended him for three-days last year after he got into a late night scuffle at a Whataburger restaurant with Socorro Independent School District Superintendent Jose Espinoza while the two men were in San Antonio for an education conference.