WILTON BOARD OF EDUCATIONSUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLSEMPLOYMENT CONTRACT JULY 1, 2012 TO JUNE 30, 2015
THIS AGREEMENT, made this first day of July, 2012, by and between GARY G. RICHARDSand the WILTON BOARD OF EDUCATION based upon the mutual promises contained herein. 1.EMPLOYMENT – THE WILTON BOARD OF EDUCATION (hereinafter referred to as the“Board”) hereby employs GARY G
RICHARDS, and GARY G. RICHARDS, (hereinafter referred to as the “Superintendent”) hereby accepts employment as Superintendent of theWilton, Connecticut School District, upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.2.TERM - The term of the Superintendent’s
employment is for three years
(July 1, 2012-June30, 2015; July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014; July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) subject to the provisionsof Paragraph 7 of this Agreement. The Superintendent and Board agree to adhere to thefollowing procedures to extend the Superintendent's employment under this Agreement for anew period of three (3) years.A.Prior to the end of each year of this three-year Agreement the Board shall vote for anew three-year agreement. Not later than March 31 in each year of this Agreement, theSuperintendent shall notify the Board of the need to take action pursuant to this Section2.3.RESIDENCE - At all times during the term of this Agreement, the Superintendent shall be aresident of the Town of Wilton.4.SALARY- The Superintendent’s salary for the year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 shall be $218,587 dollars
paid in accordance with the schedule of salary payments in effect for other certified employees.The Board shall determine the amount of the Superintendent’s salary for the second year of this Agreement prior to June 30, 2013 and for the third year of this Agreement prior to June30, 2014. In no event shall the salary paid to the Superintendent in the second and third yearsof this Agreement be less than it was in the previous year.5.PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AND DUTIES OF SUPERINTENDENTA.Certification - At all times during the term of this Agreement, the Superintendent shallmeet the certification requirements of the State of Connecticut.B.Duties - The Superintendent is the chief executive officer of the Board. In harmonywith the policies of the Board, State Laws, and State Board of Education Regulations,the Superintendent has executive authority over the school system and soleresponsibility for its supervision. He has the general authority to act at his discretion,subject to later approval by the Board, upon all emergency matters and those as towhich his powers and duties are not particularly set forth or limited. He attends allmeetings of the Board and participates in all Board deliberations, except when mattersrelating to his own employment are under consideration. He advises the Board on policies and plans that the Board takes under consideration, and he takes the initiativein presenting to the Board policy and planning issues for the Board's attention.