Eliminating athletic director positions is expected to save the district a combined $710,000. The high school athletic directors — Christian Swain (Evergreen), Jason Castro (Heritage), Adam Mathieson (Mountain View) and Jamal McKenzie (Union) — were notified Monday their positions are slated to be eliminated, The Columbian learned. An extra twist is that ADs at three of the four high schools also are head coaches at their schools. Mathieson and Swain are Mountain View’s and Evergreen’s head football coaches, respectively, and Castro is Heritage’s first-year baseball coach. Extracurricular coaching contracts are separate from administrative contracts.
Last spring, athletic director positions also were part of the district’s proposed cuts had the educational programs and operations levy not been passed by voters on April 26, 2022.