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Published by: Viktoria Sundqvist on Nov 07, 2012
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 Nicholas Fischer 
It is hereby agreed by and between the Board of Education of the City of NewLondon (Hereinafter referred to as the “
”) and Nicholas Fischer (Hereinafter referred to as the “
”) that the said Board, by vote pursuant to ConnecticutGeneral Statutes Section 10-157, has and does hereby employ Nicholas Fischer asSuperintendent of Schools of the City of New London and that Nicholas Fischer herebyaccepts employment as Superintendent of Schools upon the terms and conditionshereinafter set forth.As used in this document:A)This employment contract is alternately referred to as “contract” or “Agreement”.B)“Day” means calendar days, including weekends and holidays, unless acontrary meaning is clearly stated.C)“Year” or “contract year” means a consecutive period of twelve months fromJuly 1 to June 30, unless a contrary meaning is clearly stated.1.
The Superintendent of Schools is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board. Inharmony with the policies and directives of the Board, Federal and State laws, andregulations of the State Board of Education, the Superintendent has executive authorityover the school system and the responsibility for its supervision. He has the generalauthority to act at his discretion, subject to later approval by the Board of Education,upon all emergency matters and those as to which his powers and duties are not expresslylimited or set forth by law, Board policy, or contract. He advises the Board on policiesand on plans that the Board takes under consideration and exercises initiative in presenting the Board with policy and planning issues recommended for the Board’sattention.The Superintendent or his designee as approved by the Board shall attend allmeetings of the Board and of its committees and shall participate in all Boarddeliberations, except when matters relating to his own employment are under consideration.The Superintendent and the Board agree that the Superintendent may seek adviceand counsel of the Board attorney relating to performance or job responsibilities.
The Superintendent may undertake consultative work, speaking engagements,writing, lecturing (including the ability to serve as an adjunct professor), attendconferences, participate in NEASC accreditation team visits, and/or other professionalduties and obligations, provided such activities do not materially interfere with themeeting of his responsibilities as Superintendent.3
The term of employment of Nicholas Fischer as Superintendent of Schools shall be for athree-year period beginning on July 21, 2011 through and including June 30, 2014,subject to extension and termination as provided herein. On June 30 of each year duringwhich this contract is in effect, the contract shall be automatically extended for oneadditional year, the parties thereby intending to maintain this contract as one with acontinuing three-year term; provided however that the Board in its discretion may vote NOT to so extend this contract, in which case this contract will expire at the end of thethree-year term that is in effect at the time of said vote not to extend. Any such vote bythe Board of Education shall be taken no later than end April of each year; absent suchvote, this contract shall automatically extend for said additional one-year term. Adetermination by the Board during April not to automatically extend this contract for anadditional year as provided above shall not constitute a termination of employment for cause as provided by Section 9 of this contract. The Superintendent will be informed inwriting of any vote not to extend within seven (7) school days of said vote.4.
A.The base salary of the Superintendent shall be $151,470.00 per year. Negotiations concerning the Superintendent’s contract, salary and benefitsto be effective the following July 1 shall take place between the partiesannually beginning in the month of April 2011 and in each succeedingApril during the term of this contract and any extension thereof, as morefully provided in section 3 above. A Cost of Living Adjustment(“COLA”) shall be automatically granted as of the end of each one year term in an amount equivalent to the Social Security COLA but not toexceed five percent (5.00%). Said COLA adjustment may be subsumedinto additional terms and agreements as may be negotiated for the nextcontract year and shall not be in addition thereto.B.The Superintendent shall receive his salary, less legally required and other authorized deductions, in periodic payments in the same manner as salary payments are made to other administrators employed by the Board.C.Any adjustment in salary, benefits, or term made during the life of thiscontract shall be in the form of an amendment and shall become part of this contract or shall be incorporated in a new signed contract. It is
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 provided, however, that by so doing, the parties shall not enter into anyemployment contract having a term of more than three years.5
A.Emergency LeaveThe Superintendent shall be permitted emergency leave with pay insituations where the issue is of unusual and important significance,normally not weather, wholly beyond his control and shall not be usedto extend holidays, weekends, or vacations, and not to exceed a total of five days in any contract year.
A.Sick Time:The Board of Education shall provide the Superintendent with eighteen(18) sick days annually as of July 1 cumulative to one hundred seventy(170) days. Said eighteen (18) sick days will be added effective each July1. If all sick leave is used, the Superintendent may petition the Board for agrant of additional sick days and the grant or denial of such a request shall be solely within the Board’s discretion.B.Vacation TimeThe Board of Education shall provide the Superintendent with twenty-five(25) days vacation annually, exclusive of legal holidays. The BoardPresident shall be advised in advance of the Superintendent’s intendedvacation schedule whenever the Superintendent plans to be on vacation for more than five (5) consecutive days.The Superintendent will be allowed to carry over ten (10) vacation daysannually with the stipulation that three (3) of these carry over days will beused within six months. Seven (7) vacation days may be accumulated fromyear to year and at the end of the term of employment, the Superintendentmay request to be paid his per diem rate for the year in which the dayswere earned as a lump sum payment. In the alternative, the Superintendentmay elect to be paid this lump sum payment at the end of the contract year in which the vacation days were earned.The calculation of the per diem rate under Section 6.B. of this Agreementshall be calculated by dividing the applicable annual Superintendent’ssalary by two hundred sixty (260).C. Tax Sheltered AnnuityThe Superintendent may contribute to a plan established under Section403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Tax Sheltered Annuity”) of hischoice made available through the Board’s Disbursing Agent. Annual
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