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Alan Ingram Contract of Employment

Alan Ingram Contract of Employment

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CONTRá,CT
OF
EMPLO)TMENT
S
UPERINTENIDENT
O
F'
S
CHOOLS
crlïl
oF spRINcFrELD,
Má.ssAcHUsETTS
This
Agreerrent,
cfiective
¡sof ths
[r,
day
of
July,200g,
is
made
by
andbefween
the
City
of
SpringÍeld',Mlssachusetts,
acting
by
and-ttuougrr-itsFinancc
contol
Board, cxercising
the
power
of
the
school
cos¡miaee
p*r:o*t
to
sectioi
4(dX2)
of
chaptcr
169
of
the
Acrs
of
2004,
(c-ollectiveþreferrod
to
herci¡
as
the
"Cit/'
or
..òá*-in"",,),
and
A¡¡n
J.
Iugrem
(hcreinafter
referred
to
as
"supaíntendent"),
couecdvciy,
tt
u
?"rti*r".
-
-
It
is
expresslyunde¡stoodbctween
the
partios
ttrat
theFinanca
coutrol
Boa¡d
has
thcauthority
to exercise
the
power
of
the
SchoolCommitts€
¡nd
that
lhe
torms
of
thisAgrecmcnl
are
l*s"1lv
bT¿tng
for its
durationt'nlçssmrrfually
amendcd
by
the
parties
in
wriring,
or
earliertermjnatedunder
the
terms
atrd,
conditions
of
thisAgrcernent-
-
NOlv'
THEREFORE,
in
oonsidøration
of
rhe
promises
herein
contained,
rhepa¡tiesherotomunrs.lly
agree
¿Ls
follows:
1'
EMPLoYMENT
^AJ{D
TERM:
The
Commìtteehereby
employsAlan J.
Ingram
as
Superinteirdent
of
the
Springfield
School
Diskict
"r,a
sup*iot"oi*t
boreby
acceptsand
agrees
to
sucheurployment,
for
a
termcomrnencing
ae
ofJuly
t,zoot,
and
earding-J*"
â0,
2012.
The
paÍies
may
exfendthe term
of
fhisAgreement
at
auy
ú*e
bymutualconsent.
By
Febrrrary
I
of
thc
final
year
of
the
contract,
inciaing
âny
cxtensiorç
thc
Committeemust
notify
theSuperintendentofits
intent
tor€new
o.oorñerru*
tüÍs
contract
2'
DUTIES:
The
Srryerintendent
wili
comply
faithfüllywith
all
applicablelaw, inoluding
without
limÍtatioru
all
of
theapplicablcprovisions
of
Massachusetts
GenaralLaws,
Ls
may
be
amended,andanysucocssorprooisions
tho*to
("School
Ir;;?,
th.
rules
and
rcgulátious
of
tho
corr¡¡n6t\¡/.alth
of
M¡ssachusettsandtherules
ä¿
r.ug,rl"tio*'åin"co-*¡ttee,
all
as
may
be
3me_n!¡4
andany
successor
provisions
thereto,
andhc
will
pcrform
all
duties whioh
rnaybe
lawfully
required
of
himby
thccom¡nittee.Dwing
the
ìerm
of
employm*t
r,.ru*ara
Superintendent
shall
gryot"
his
full timg
atteqtion
¡.nd
best
efforts
to
the
busincss
of
fhe
Commiftee
andto
tlre
fulfillment
ofhis
dutics
hereunder.
Subject
ts
thc
authori?
of
the
Springfield
Finance
Contol Boa¡4
the
Superintendent
shall
select
all
personncl;
shaildircct
ani
"ñig"
t.*t.r.r;;-th*
eirrployees
of
the
schools
underhis suporvisiou;
sh¿llhavofreedomtoorganize,reorganizeand arrangc
the
adminishative
and
supervisory
staf{
inoluding
insEr¡ction
*¿
U*ùr"rs"affairs,as
best
serves
the
School
DistrioÇprovidcdthat
the
Superintendent
shall
consult
with
andadviso
thc
Commirteebefore
implementingadmi¡i5hative
transfsr
of
schoolprincipal(s)
or
assistantsupennìlnJentsorequivalent
staft
¿¡rd
shall
have the
authority
to
immediatåly
ìá".pr
resignationsofpersonnol,
for
znd
onbehalf
ofths
Committee.60308
 
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The
Committee
eithercollecfively
or
índivídually,
shall
pmmptly
refer
ro
theSuperintcndent
for the
Superintendont's
study
and
recommcnd.atioa
all
"ririciims,
complaints,
and
suggastions
callcd
to
their
ettcntionrclarive
to
thc
Supcrintendenr
or
the
school
disbict
which
Committec
membersreasonably
belieyeto
be
signifir*t
*d
shall
rctain
from
individual
interference
with
the
ad:rrinish¡tíon
of
lhe school
policiis
except
througþ
Committee action.
This
is
8nagreement
for
the
performance
ofprofessional
services
as
Superintendentand
the
Superintcndcnt
shall
not
be
assigned
to
any
other
position
or
heve
hisdìties
reassigned
without
his
consent.
ThePartiesfi¡rther
agree
to
devote
time
andenÞrgy
up
to
a
minimum
of
30hours
each
year
of
the
agreement
to
zubstar¡rive
work
sessionr
on
goal
setting,
the
establishmènf
of
performance
standa¡dsandmeasu¡es, aud
protocols
for
evatuation
of
a[
ðertificated
staff.
3'
COMFENSATION:
The
Superintendcntshall
be
paid
a-salaryas
follows:The
Superintendent's
base
salarywill
bc
$190,000
for
the
period
July
l,2û08
through
Jnne30,2009.
The
Pa¡ticssh¿llmutual.ly
agree
upon
and
set
forth
in
uiritingcefain
performence
measì.tros
for
each
schoolycar
of
the
Term.
Thesegoals
for
FY200E
will
be
csìablished
in
consr¡ltation
¡vith
the
Superintendent
attheAugust2008refreat
described
in
paragraph
5
below
or
as
otherwise
agreed
to
by
the
Superintendentand
theCommittee.
Perform¡nce
goals
for
subseguentyearsshall
be
established
prior
tothe
adoption
ofthe
fiscal
year
budget
TheSupcrintendent
shall
receive
an
a¡nual
percentageincrease
in
his
base
salary
cqual
to
the
averageperce'atagcincreasc
received
in
the
same
fiscal
year
by
supcrintende,nts
in
a
cluster
of
comparablesohool
districts
as agreed
upon
by
the
Supcrintendent süd theCommittee
æ
set
ficrth
in
the
following
paragraph,
The
Superintcndent
sh¡ll
also be
eligible
on
an
annual basis
forarr
addjtional
incrçase
of
b¿se
snlary,based
onhis
aohievement
of
performance
goals
as
establishcd
undcrthisAgreement.The
Committee
rnay,
in
its
discretion" increase
the
performancobased
compensation
or
base
salary
at
any
time-At
no
time
shall
theSuperintendent's
compensetion
bc
decroascd
during
the
term
of
this
Contact.
No
lator
thanJanuary31,
2009,
theSuperintendent aridSchoolCornmittee
shall
conferandselect
aconsulta¡tor
other
qual"ified
individualto
dcvelop
a
list of
cornparable
districrs
tothe
Sprin8ûeld
School
Districtfor
purposes
of
bcnchmarkingsalary
increasãsdescribedabove
and
folfåe
purPoses
set
forth
in
this
paragraplr-
Begirming
no
latm
than January
l,
Z0l0
¡ndconcluding
no
ltt€f,
then
June
30,2010theSuperintendent
and
SchoolCommitteóshall
ønploy
the
selected
consultant
or
other qualiñed
individuat
to
cond.uct
a
survÕy
of
total
cornpe.nsation
for
cornparable
school districts
and, effectivo
no
later
than
July
1,
2010,
shall
adjust
thc
toralcompensation
for
the
Superintendent
to
a
levoluot
less
than
the
average
total
compensstion
for
the
superintendents
of
schools
in
thesc
cs-parable
diskicts,provided,
however,
that
the
Sohool
Commíttee
may
adjustthe
total
compensatiòn
for
theSuperintendent
to
a
higher
level
basod
onhisachievementof
performanoegoals
as
est¡blishcd
under
rhisAgreement.
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STATE
RETIREMEI{f
SYSTEM
CONTRIBUTION:
The
Supcrintendenl
shallbe
a
momber
of
the
Teachetr's
Retirerqeot
System asrequired
by
Massachusetts
General
Laws,.Chapter32,Section
2.
5.
¿.NNUITÍ:
TheCommitteeshall make
a
conrÍbution to
a
tax-sheltereda¡rouiryplan,
403(b)
plan,
401(a)
plan,
dcferrod
compensation
plan,
auothor
retircment-related
ftrnd
orexpenditure,
or
I
combinationthereo4
at
theSuperiltenderlt's
election,
consistent
with
Intemal
Reve.nue
Codc
andMassachusetts
Gencral
Law
snfl
related
regulrtions,
in
an
rmount
equal
to
$15,000
Per
year.This
payment
sh.all
be
madcacnually
on
July
I
for
the term
of
fhoAgreement.
6-
COMMITTEE-SUPERINTENDENT
RELATIONST
To
ensure
effective
district
governanccthrough
positive
and
productive
cornmittee..superintendenr
relations,
the
Committee
shall
schedule
ar
least
two
reheats
per
yeâr
with
the
Superintendent,
focusing
on
disnicrgovernance,theftrstto occurbyAugust
3t,
2008
and the
second
to
occurby January 3L,
Z0Og.
The
Committee
Chair
and
Superintendent
shall
meet
prior to
the
retrcats
ln
agree
upon
a
framoc¡orh
formaf
andagenda
for
the
reteau-
The
Supàrintendent alsosh¿ll
participateìn
the
committee's
self-evaluation
pmcess
arrnually,
as
directcã
by
thecommittee"
7.
DVÀLUATION:
Arurually,on
or before
June15
of
each
conrârt
yoar,
the
Committee
shall
review
with
the
Superintendent
the
Superintend.ent's progress
towardmeøting
established
goals
and
âssess
the
working
relationships
a-oug
th.
Sopãrinændent,
the
Committee,
the
faculty,
thestaff,
andthe
community;
providd
howeveç
in t¡r.
lastyear
of
thisconhac!
the
revigw
shall
takeplace
or
before
January3l.
The
Superintcndentls evaluation
shsllbe
in
writing,
in
a
form
that
is
mutually
agreeable
totheCommitree
and
theSuperintenden!
andshall
bc
rcasonablyrelated 1o
thc
Superintendent'sdulies,goals
and
objectives
for
the
year
in
quostion.
In
the
event
that
the
Committeedeterminesthat the
Sryerinte,ndent's
performance
is
unsatisfaotory
in
atry
respect, the
evaluationshall
describe,
in
rcasànable
detail, the
instances
of
unsatisfactoryperformanceandrecommcnd¡tions
for
improvernent.TheConmittee
shall
prowidethe
Superíntendent
with
a
copy
of
his
evslugtíon.Within
rhirty(30)
days
thereafter or
at
such
other
time
as
is mufirally
agrecablc,
the
Committee
shall
meet
with
theSuperintendent
to
discussthe
evaluation.
The
Superintcndentshallhavc
the
right
fo
submit
a
wrínen
reaction
or
resPonse
to
the evaluation.
The
rcsponee
sh¿ll
become
a
pernanent
attach¡nent
to
theSuperintendent's
evaluation-
In
alt
ínstances
whorc
theComrnittee
deems
the Superintendent's
perÍìormance
to
be unsatisfactory,€xcept
in
the
c¿se
of
malfeasance,
tho
Comnittee
shall
allowthe
Sr¡perintendent
a
reasonable
period
òf
ti-"
to
improveintbe
areas
identiñed.
8^
TERMINATION
OFAGREEMDNT
BY
SCHOOLCOMIdITTEE
F'ORCAUSE:
lttg
Corynt6ec
maY
terminate
thisAgrcemørt withoutfu¡ther financialobligatiorç
for
cauee
as
defi¡ed
herein.
For
purposes
of
this
.{.greement,
,.cåuse"
is
definedand
shsll
bc
limited
to
grounds
set
forth
in
Massachusetts
GeueralLaws,
Chapter71,Section
42,
æ may
be
arnend.ed
or
any
sucçossor
provision
thereto_
The
Committee
may
terminete
the
Superintendent
for
Cause,
thereby
terminating
thisAgreernenl
prior
tothe expirationdatç
statodabovø,
providodthe
SuperintendenthasbeengÍven
an
opporfunity
for
a
hcaringbeforc
theComrnittec,
affirrnative vote
of
a
majority of
the
B
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