Superintendent compensation at $165K, plus
WATKINS GLEN--The Watkins Glen school board approved the new incoming superintendent's compensation plan for Greg Kelahan Tuesday, May 2. The annual compensation contract is nine pages in length and includes an annual salary of $165,000, 25 paid days of vacation each year, 14 paid holidays per year, five days of paid leave per year to conduct personal business, 15 paid sick days per year and five days paid per year for bereavement time. He also receives a paid (85 percent paid by the school district) medical insurance plan.
Furthermore, after three years of service to the district he will be provided health insurance for he and his spouse for the remainder of their lives.
The details of the benefits are listed below:
SALARY: Gross annual salary of one hundred, sixty-five thousand dollars ($165,000) for the term of employment in the 2017-18 school year
BENEFITS: The superintendent shall be credited each July with fifteen (15) days of paid sick leave; provided, however, that any of said days that go unused in any specific year may be accumulated to a maximum of two hundred and fifty-three (253) for future use by the superintendent as needed. It is agreed that the superintendent shall be granted sixty (60) sick days as a sick bank to begin his employment. Unused sick leave days shall not accumulate until the superintendent, by his continuous employment, has earned 60 sick days at a rate as specified above. The superintendent shall be entitled to use ten (10) paid sick leave days per year from his accumulation, for illness in the immediate family, (immediate family shall be defined to include anyone who is a member of his household, his spouse, children, parents or siblings). The superintendent shall be entitled to health insurance and including the prescription card through the health insurance plan provided by the district. The district shall pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the annual premium for a said medical insurance plan and the superintendent shall pay fifteen percent (15%) of said annual premium as his contribution toward the cost of either family or individual coverage.
Insurance in Retirement--Upon his retirement from the district, after three (3) years of service to the district, the board will provide health insurance coverage under either an individual or family health insurance plan (based on individual/family status) for the superintendent and his spouse, for the remainder of their lives and eligible dependents; however, the superintendent's spouse shall be eligible for single coverage should (s)he survive him. The district will pay 80 percent of the premium cost of the appropriate insurance plans.
If the superintendent is unable to perform substantially all of the duties and responsibilities set forth in this agreement by reason of extended illness and or disability, he shall be entitled to use up to 90 days of accumulated sick leave before his resignation is effective.
In lieu of dental and/or optical insurance, the district shall provide a Section 125 flexible benefits plan with an employer's contribution of $2,500.
VACATION, HOLIDAYS, PERSONAL AND OTHER LEAVE: The superintendent shall be employed on the basis of twelve (12) months of the calendar year and shall be entitled to twenty-five (25) working days of paid vacation credited on July 1 each year, exclusive of legal holidays as provided in the annual school calendar as adopted by the board, and credited on July 1 of each year; provided, however, that vacation leave days unused during any particular year may be accumulated to a maximum of twenty (20) days and may be used during any subsequent year of employment; accumulated vacation leave balance may not exceed 25 days; (for a total of 45 vacation days).
The superintendent shall be entitled to paid holidays as established under the annual school calendar, as adopted by the board including: Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day. The superintendent shall be entitled to five (5) days per year of paid leave for the purpose of conducting personal business, which cannot be scheduled at any other time. Days of personal business leave, unused in any specific year shall be added to the accumulation of sick leave days credited to the superintendent. The superintendent shall be entitled to five (5) days of paid bereavement leave to attend to the circumstances caused by the death of a member of his immediate family or a member of his immediate household. Said bereavement days shall be credited on July 1 of each year and any such days not used in any specific year shall not be accumulative.