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Superintendent contract for Ledyard, Connecticut.
Superintendent contract for Ledyard, Connecticut.

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Published by: Viktoria Sundqvist on Nov 14, 2012
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It is hereby agreed by and between the Board of Education of Ledyard, Connecticut (hereinaftercalled the
) and Dr. Michael Graner (hereinafter called the
) that the saidBoard in accordance with the election held pursuant to 10-157 of the Connecticut General Statutes,on the first day of July 2012 has and does hereby employ the said Dr. Graner as Superintendent ofSchools of Ledyard and that Dr. Graner hereby accepts employment as Superintendent of Schoolsof Ledyard upon terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.
The Superintendent is the chief executive officer of the Board. In harmony with policies of theBoard, State Laws, and State Board of Education Regulations, the Superintendent has executiveauthority over 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, upon all emergencymatters and those as to which his powers and duties are not expressly limited or are notparticularly set forth. He advises the Board on policies and plans that the Board takes underconsideration, and he takes the initiative in presenting to the Board policy and planning issues forthe Board's attention.The Superintendent or his designee as approved by the Board shall attend all meetings of theBoard and shall participate in all Board deliberations, except when matters relating to his ownemployment and Board self-evaluation are under consideration or as requested by the Board. TheSuperintendent shall receive notice of all Board committee meetings and he or his designee willnormally attend such meetings as requested by the Board. The Superintendent shall receive asummary of all committee meetings he or his designee does not attend.
The Superintendent may undertake occasional speaking engagements, writing, lecturing, or otherprofessional duties and obligations provided such activities do not interfere with the meeting of hisresponsibilities as Superintendent. The Superintendent may also perform consultative work if theBoard is notified in advance of such work. The Board retains the right to reject such consultativework if it feels the work would require an undue commitment on the part of the Superintendent.
The term of employment under this Agreement is July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015.
TheSuperintendent and the Board agree they shall adhere to the following procedures to extend theSuperintendent's employment under this contract for an additional period of time:Prior to June 30 of each year of this agreement, the Board may vote for a new agreement. At notime, however, shall the Superintendent be under contract or contracts to the Board for a period
greater than three (3) years.Anything in this paragraph to the contrary notwithstanding, the provisions of Section 8 shall takeprecedence and the Superintendent's employment may be terminated under the provisions of saidSection.
The total base salary for the Superintendent for the 2012-2013 school year shall be $155,522 plusan elective contribution on the Superintendent’s behalf to the tax sheltered annuity (403(b)) of hischoice in the amount of $19,375. The base salary will also include an elective contribution on theSuperintendent’s behalf to the district’s 457 Plan in the amount of $2,159. The compensation forthe 2012-13 school year shall be the same as 2011-12; no increase in compensation will be paid.The total base salary shall be subject to required deductions for the State Teachers’ RetirementFund, Connecticut and United States withholding taxes and other deductions required by law orrequested by the employee in writing. Each year during which this contract is in effect, the Boardand Superintendent shall meet at least ninety (90) days prior to June 30th for purposes ofnegotiating the Superintendent's salary for the subsequent school year. Any adjustment in salarymade during the life of this contract shall be in the form of an amendment and shall become part ofthis contract. It is provided, however, that by so doing, it shall not be considered that the Boardhas entered into a new contract with the Superintendent or that the termination date of the existingcontract has been extended.Compensation for Superintendent services for any period that employment is renewed under theprovisions for Section 3 shall be negotiated and agreed to by the Board and the Superintendentprior to the commencement of the new contract term.
The work year is twelve months with thirty (30) work days vacation. The Superintendent shallbe permitted to annually carry over up to forty (40) days of accumulated vacation time from thetotal of his unused vacation days. At no time, however, shall the Superintendent be allowed toaccrue more than seventy (70) vacation days unless otherwise approved by the Board.Holidays (including the Friday after Thanksgiving, the 4
of July and Labor Day) and workdaysshall be in accordance with the school district calendar.
Insurances--Medical, Life, Disability
Insurances Provided by the Board:
A. The designated Connecticut Blue Cross/Blue Shield Century Preferred Plan for theSuperintendentB.Full pay dental with dental riders A, B, C
Life insurance on the life of the employee in the amount of $400,000.D.Long-term disability insurance at 60% of annual salary.
Remuneration in the amount of 50% of the premium saved by the Board if theSuperintendent elects to waive all health insurance benefits. The Superintendentchoosing this option shall be able to change his option on July 1, for any reason, and/or atone other time during each year, if there has been a significant change in theSuperintendent’s circumstances, such as divorce, death of a spouse, etc., which warrantssuch change in option. Such request for change must be presented, in writing, to theBoard of Education at least sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the month in which thechange is to take effect. Upon receipt of the revocation of waiver, coverage by the insurershall be subject to any regulations, including waiting periods, which may then be in effect.Waivers under this section are subject to the approval of the applicable insurance carrier.The Board may change carriers for any of the above insurance provided that the coverage andbenefits are substantially equal to those currently offered, and that no such change shall result inany lapse of benefits. At least sixty (60) days prior to changing of carrier, the Board or its designeeshall notify the Superintendent and the parties will meet to discuss the proposed change.Other benefits provided:A.Seventeen days (17) sick leave with full pay annually, such leave to accumulatefrom year to year to a maximum of 200 days. In case of catastrophic illness,additional sick leave may be requested of the Board. Upon retirement orresignation from employment with the Board, a payment of 20 days of accruedsick leave will be made to the Superintendent of Schools.B.Board payment of the annual dues for membership of Dr. Graner in the followingorganizations: American Association of School Administrators (AASA);Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).C.A yearly stipend in the amount of $2,500 for holding a doctorate.D.The Superintendent shall be entitled each year to five (5) personal days.
TheBoard of Education has approved three additional personal days (total of 8) to beused during the 2012-13 school year.
E.Upon leaving the Ledyard Public School system other than for full-timeemployment with another school district and after at least ten years continuousfull-time employment in Ledyard, the employee may have the option of being

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