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Bridget Ziegler: School Board members try to vote on a new contract for the Superintendent, without a review by the public and School Board
Our tax dollars at work with someone who clearly states that there is “too much public input”. Just watch & listen.
UPDATE: A contract has been provided and is now up on online:
Link to agreement is below, and notable sections are referenced in the bullets below:
MANY Changes in this contract to be aware of including:
* 4 Year Contract (1.1)
* Requires a SUPERMAJORITY (4 of 5 board members) to suspend or terminate with cause or without cause (8.3)
* Revises Evaluation language (3.1)
* Automatic $5K Salary Increase to base salary (similar to step increases, which are no longer in effect for staff) (4.1)
* Remove $15K Performance Pay (tied to measurable metrics) REPLACED with a guaranteed $12,500 Annuity (4.5)
* Sunday is not a workday (section 7.5)
ATTENTION SARASOTA: More School Board Shenanigans appear to be taking place in Sarasota County.
An agenda item has been added to our 2/19 school board agenda for the board to vote on a new contract for the Superintendent.
The PROBLEM is a draft of this newly proposed contract has NOT been provided to the board or the public to review.
It is rumored that the board Chair has been working with the Superintendent, independent of any board input or direction, on this new contract that is likely to include a 4 year extension and a clause that would require a super majority should the board ever want to terminate his employment.
I cannot verify these points because I have not been provided a draft to review prior to our board meeting next Tuesday.
I’ll be doing a FB live video tomorrow with more information.
In the meantime, SHARE this post & EMAIL your elected school board members and let them know you believe the public should be able to preview any such contract so that they may weigh in BEFORE a vote.