Canton Board of Education Contract Superintendent of Schools

It is hereby agreed by and between the Board of Education of the Town of Canton (hereinafter called the “Board”) and Kevin D. Case (hereinafter called the “Superintendent”) that said Board, in accordance with its action by election pursuant to § 10-157 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on this 1st day of July, 2012, does hereby employ Kevin D. Case as Superintendent of Schools of the District of Canton and that he hereby accepts employment as Superintendent of Schools of Canton upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth. 1. Duties

The Superintendent of Schools is the chief executive officer of the Board. In harmony with the policies of the Board, state laws, and state board of education regulations, the Superintendent has executive authority over the school system and the responsibility for its supervision. A more specific enumeration of responsibilities is included in the job description for the Canton Superintendent of Schools, which is set forth in Article III of the Board’s policy handbook. He has the general authority to act at his discretion, subject to later approval by the Board, upon all emergency matters and those as to which his powers and duties are not expressly limited or are not particularly set forth. He advises the Board on policies and plans that the Board takes under consideration, and he takes the initiative in presenting to the Board policy and planning issues for the Board’s attention. The Superintendent or his designee as approved by the Board shall attend all meetings of the Board and shall participate in all Board deliberations, except when matters relating to his own employment are under consideration. The Superintendent shall receive notice of all Board committee meetings and he or his designee may attend such meetings. 2. Outside Professional Activities

The Superintendent hereby agrees to devote his time, skill, labor and attention to said employment during the term of this Agreement; however the Superintendent may undertake continuing consultative work, speaking engagements, writing, teaching or other professional opportunities and obligations, providing that doing so does not detract from or conflict with his obligations hereunder. 3. Term

The term of said employment is three (3) from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. The Superintendent and the Board agree they shall adhere to the following procedures to extend the Superintendent’s employment under this contract for an additional period of time: A. Prior to May 30, 2013, the Board, at the written request of the Superintendent, may vote to extend the contract until June 30, 2016; 1


Prior to the end of the second year of a three-year agreement, the Board shall vote for a new three-year Agreement. At least three (3) months prior to the end of the second year of a three-year Agreement, the Superintendent shall give written notification to the Board that his contract is about to expire and shall provide the Board this contract clause.

Anything in this paragraph to the contrary notwithstanding, the provisions of Section 9 shall take precedence and the Superintendent’s employment may be terminated under the provisions of said section. 4. A. Compensation Annual Salary

The salary from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, shall be One Hundred Sixty Thousand Two Hundred Eighty Nine Dollars ($160,289.00). The salary for subsequent years shall be as negotiated between the Board and the Superintendent. Any adjustment in salary made during the life of this contract shall be in the form of an amendment, and shall become part of this contract. It is provided, however, that by so doing it shall not be considered that the Board has entered into a new contract with the Superintendent, nor that the termination date of the existing contract has been extended. Under no circumstances shall the salary for subsequent years be less than the salary for the first year. Compensation for Superintendent services for any period that employment is renewed under the provisions for Section 3 shall be negotiated and agreed to by the Board and the Superintendent prior to the commencement of the new contract term. Under no circumstances shall salary for the subsequent years be less than the salary for the prior year. B. Annuity

The Board shall contribute Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) to the Superintendent’s base annual salary; from which total base salary the Superintendent shall pay, through a reduction in his base salary (elective deferral) the amount of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00), to an annuity designated by the Superintendent. C. Doctoral Stipend

Superintendents who hold a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited university will receive an additional One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) over his/her base salary beginning in the school year following receipt of the degree. 5. Fringe Benefits and Working Conditions

A. The Board shall provide the Superintendent with twenty five (25) sick days in year, five (5) of which may be used for family illness. Two hundred twenty eight (228) days may


be accumulated. No accumulated sick days shall be considered for compensation upon resignation, retirement or death of the Superintendent. B. In addition to the holidays provided to the district’s administration, the Board shall provide the Superintendent with twenty five (25) vacation days annually, beginning July 1st of each year. Such vacation days must be taken in the year in which they are provided, and vacation days may not be accumulated, except that up to five days annually may be carried forward into the next succeeding fiscal year. Should this Agreement be terminated in the middle of any contract year, the Superintendent shall be entitled only to vacation leave proportionate to the time worked that year. C. The Board shall provide the Superintendent annually with five (5) personal absence days to be used at his discretion. Personal days are not to be accumulated nor shall they be considered for compensation upon resignation, retirement, or death of the Superintendent. The Board may grant at its discretion additional personal days in the event of a death in the immediate family. D. Health Benefits:

The Board shall provide health, dental and prescription coverage for the Superintendent and dependents. The Board shall pay eighty two percent (82%) and the Superintendent shall pay eighteen percent (18%) of the premium. Such payment by the Superintendent shall be in accordance with the Section 125 pre-tax premium conversion account set up by the Board. The Board shall provide the following insurances: 1. Group Life Insurance - Death benefits equal to twice the basic annual earnings of the employee to a maximum benefit of $300,000 and an Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD & D) benefit of twice the basic annual earnings of the employee to a maximum benefit of $300,000. 2. The Medical/Surgical Plan – A full-service medical/surgical plan utilizing a preferred provider organization with full managed care, with a level of benefits more fully described in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Century Preferred Plan documents. Copayments apply when services are rendered within the network providers. Deductibles and co-insurance apply when services are rendered outside of the network. In-Network $15.00 co-payment Unlimited $50.00 co-payment $100.00 with preOut-of-Network $250/$500/$750 Deductible 80/20 co-insurance to $1000/ $2000/$3000 out-of-pocket Unlimited

Office Visit Emergency Room In-patient


certification Outpatient $100.00 w/ pre-certification Unlimited Unlimited lifetime maximum Maximum $250 non-compliance managed care penalty.

3. Prescription Drug Card Rider - Managed 3 tier plan with co-pays of $10/$20/$30, with a $3000.00 calendar maximum (additional coverage subject to out-of-network deductible and co-insurance). Mail order: 1 co-pay up to 30; 2 co-pays 31-90. 4. Dental Plan – Full service dental coverage for initial and routine oral exams and prophylaxis, x-rays, denture relining and repair, routine fillings, simple extractions, and endodontics within coverage limits. 5. A Disability Program which provides for partial salary continuation through a group long-term disability (LTD) plan as follows: Following the 180 day elimination period, the monthly benefit will be sixty percent (60%) of the member’s basic monthly earnings to a maximum of $6,500 per month. The plan provides a convertibility option for members who retire or terminate their employment with the Board. Conversion will be at the member’s expense. 6. Subsequent to the Superintendent’s retirement from the Canton Public Schools and pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 10-183t, et seq., the Superintendent, or his surviving spouse, will have the option to continue enrollment in the group medical insurance plan in which the Superintendent was enrolled prior to retirement, until the Superintendent or his surviving spouse is eligible to receive Medicate. The Superintendent or his surviving spouse shall pay the full cost of such insurance. 7. The Superintendent shall be eligible to participate in the Town’s Flex Spending Account in accordance with its terms and conditions. 8. The Board reserves the right to offer the Superintendent, during the term of this Agreement, the option of a Health Savings Account (“HSA”) plan. E. The Board agrees that for the use of his automobile within the District or outside the District on school business, the Superintendent shall be reimbursed at the current IRS rates as of June 30th of each year of the Agreement. F. The Board shall pay for the full cost of the Superintendent maintaining his professional license and memberships in CAPSS, ASCD, AASA and CASCD. G. The Board encourages the Superintendent to continue his professional development and expect him to participate in relevant learning experiences. The Board shall provide reimbursement of actual reasonable expenses associated with the Superintendent’s


participation in relevant learning experiences, such as attendance at professional meetings at the local, state, and with prior notification to the Board, the national level, at an amount not to exceed $7,500.00 per year. 6. Evaluation Format

The Board shall evaluate and assess the performance of the Superintendent annually during the term of this Agreement. The Board shall meet and discuss the evaluation format with the Superintendent and attempt in good faith, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes § 10-157, to agree on the development and adoption of evaluation guidelines and criteria. The Board shall adopt an evaluation format within ninety (90) days of the commencement of each year of this Agreement. The Superintendent shall submit to the Board a recommended format for said evaluation and assessment of his performance (hereinafter “evaluation format”). The evaluation format shall be reasonably objective and shall contain evaluation guidelines for at least the following areas: Board-Superintendent relations; community relations; personnel relations (evaluations and development of administrators and staff); educational program; business matters; professional leadership and personal qualities. After consultation with the Superintendent, the Board shall establish annual goals and objectives prior to the commencement of each year of this Agreement. 7. Evaluation

Said evaluation and assessment shall be reasonably related to the district’s and Superintendent’s professional goals and objectives for the year in question. The evaluation format may be used as a worksheet for the Board members. The formal evaluation, which may be written, will be based on discussions in executive session on the performance of the Superintendent. Prior to the first evaluation, the Superintendent shall submit a written summary of his current accomplishments related to goals and objectives and a brief review of what remains to be done. Whenever the Board has evaluated performance, in whole or in part, to be deficient, or has made recommendations as to areas of improvement, the Board Chair shall appoint a committee of not less than two (2) members of the Board to meet in executive session with the Superintendent and endeavor to assist the Superintendent in improving his performance as to such matters. Said committee shall report in writing to the full Board, with a copy to the Superintendent, its activities and the results thereof, within ninety (90) days. Thereafter, the Board may continue the committee and require additional repots where necessary. At the first Board meeting to be held during the evaluation period, the Superintendent shall provide the Board this contract clause.

8. A.

Termination The parties may, by mutual consent, terminate the contract at any time.


B. The Superintendent shall be entitled to terminate the contract upon written notice of ninety (90) days, except that the ninety (90) day notice is not required if termination is part of any action to implement a new contract in which case verbal notice by the Superintendent, duly witnessed and recorded in the minutes, is acceptable. C. The Board may terminate the contract of employment during its terms for one or more of the following reasons: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) inefficiency or incompetence; insubordination against reasonable rules of the Board; moral misconduct; disability as shown by competent medical evidence; other due and sufficient cause.

In the event the Board seeks to terminate the contract for one of the above reasons, it shall serve the Superintendent with written notice that termination of his contract is under consideration. Such notice shall be accompanied by a written statement of reasons. Within fifteen (15) days after receipt from the Board of written notice that contract termination is under consideration, the Superintendent may file with the Board a written request for hearing before the Board, which shall be held within twenty (20) days after receipt of such request. The Board shall render its decision within fifteen (15) days of such hearing and shall send a copy of its decision setting forth the reasons and evidence to the Superintendent. The Board’s decision shall be based on the evidence presented at the hearing. Such hearing may be in executive or public session, at the option of the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall have the right to his own counsel, at his own expense. Any time limits established herein may be waived by mutual agreement of the parties. D. If the Superintendent is terminated on account of disability as shown by competent medical evidence, the Board shall pay the accumulated sick leave, vacation days, and insurance benefits provided in this Agreement through the end of the school year in which the termination on takes place. In the event the Superintendent is terminated under C(5) above, other due and sufficient cause, the Board will continue his regular salary and insurance benefits for three (3) months. 9. Certification

The Superintendent shall maintain throughout the term of this Agreement a valid and appropriate certificate qualifying him to act as Superintendent of Schools in the State of Connecticut, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. If the Superintendent fails to so possess or maintain such certification, then this Agreement shall be void, and the Superintendent’s employment may be immediately terminated without any right to the proceedings provided in Section 8 or any other redress at law or in equity. 10. Arbitration


Any dispute between the Parties over the interpretation, application or breach of any of the terms of this Agreement shall be submitted for binding resolution by either party to American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with its Employment Dispute Resolution Rules. Such dispute shall be submitted to the AAA within thirty (30) days after the Parties have met in an attempt to resolve the dispute but in no event later than sixty (60) days after the occurrence of the event that has given rise to the dispute. The Parties shall share equally in AAA fees and the cost of the arbitrator, but shall bear their own costs for their attorneys and expenses. The arbitrator shall have no authority to add to, delete from or in any way modify the terms of this Agreement. 11. General Provisions

A. The Parties agree that the laws of the State of Connecticut shall govern this Agreement. If any part of this Agreement is invalid, it shall not affect the remainder of said Agreement, but said remainder shall be binding and effective against all parties. B. This contract contains the entire agreement between the parties. It may not be amended orally but may be amended only by an Agreement in writing signed by both parties. Commencing upon signing, it supersedes all prior agreements between the parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned parties have executed this contract this 26th day of June, 2012.

Elisabeth Kandrysawtz Board of Education Chair

Kevin D. Case Superintendent of Schools




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