EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EAST HAMPTON BOARD OF EDUCATION EAST HAMPTON, CONNECTICUT AND JUDITH A. GOLDEN, Ph.
D It is hereby agreed by and between the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON (hereinafter called the “BOARD”) and JUDITH A. GOLDEN, Ph.D (hereinafter called INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT”) that said BOARD, in accordance with its action by vote pursuant to §10-157 of the Connecticut General Statutes on the __26th day of _March,_ 2012, has and does hereby employ the said JUDITH A. GOLDEN, Ph.D. as INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of Schools of East Hampton and that JUDITH A. GOLDEN, Ph.D hereby accepts said appointment as the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of Schools upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth. 1. DUTIES. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of Schools is the acting chief executive officer of the BOARD. In harmony with the policies of the BOARD, State laws, and the State Board of Education Regulations, the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT has executive authority over the school system and the responsibility for its supervision. She has the general authority to act at her discretion, subject to later approval by the BOARD, upon all emergency matters and upon those matters to which her powers and duties are not expressly limited or are not particularly set forth. She advises the BOARD on policies and plans that the BOARD takes under consideration, and she takes the initiative in presenting to the BOARD policy and planning issues for the BOARD’s attention. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall have, in addition to those powers and duties set forth above and in the laws of the State of Connecticut, the responsibility and power, subject to the approval of the BOARD and to the provisions of any applicable collective bargaining agreements to organize, reorganize, and arrange the administrative, supervisory, teaching and other employee groups as shall, in her judgment, best serve the educational needs of the East Hampton Public Schools. The administration of the instructional and business affairs of the East Hampton Public Schools shall be lodged in the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT by the BOARD and shall be administered by her with the assistance of his staff. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, with the assistance of her staff, shall have responsibility for the selection, placement and transfer of personnel subject to the duly adopted policies of the BOARD, to the provisions of any applicable collective bargaining agreements, and to the BOARD for approval as may be required by law. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall attend all meetings of the BOARD unless she is unable to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances. Should she be unable to attend a BOARD meeting, the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall designate an appropriate designee to attend the meeting in her stead. The INTERIM
SUPERINTENDENT or her designees shall participate in all BOARD deliberations, except when matters relating to her own employment are under consideration or if the BOARD otherwise votes to exclude her presence. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall receive notice of all BOARD committee meetings and her designees may attend such meetings. 2. OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT may undertake consultative work, speaking engagements, writing, lecturing or other professional duties and obligations as determined by the BOARD, provided such activities do not interfere with her responsibilities as INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT may use any materials developed within the East Hampton Public Schools during her term of office in any publication she might author, provided she properly credits the East Hampton Public Schools and complies with all privacy laws. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT may conduct classes outside the East Hampton Public School System provided this is done with the BOARD’s knowledge and provided there is no interference with the conduct of responsibilities as the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of the East Hampton Public Schools. 3. TERM. The term of said employment is from July 1, 2012 through January 1, 2013. Anything in this paragraph to the contrary notwithstanding, the provisions of Section 8 shall take precedence and the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’s employment may be terminated under the provisions of said section. 4. COMPENSATION. For the period July 1, 2011 through January 1, 2013, the base annual salary of the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT will be Thirty-seven Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-five Dollars ($37,575) in accordance with the requirements of the Teachers Retirement Board representing 50% (one half year) of 45% of the Superintendent’s salary of $167,000. FRINGE BENEFITS/WORKING CONDITIONS. In addition to the base salary agreed to in this Employment Contract, the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall be entitled to the following benefits: a. An elective tax sheltered annuity in the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) given by the Board. b. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of Schools shall receive seventeen (17) days vacation, exclusive of legal holidays, plus her accrued, unused days as of June 30, 2012 during the term of the contract. c. Sick Leave: The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT will begin the term of this Contract with the accrued sick leave days on record as of July1, 2012. Unused sick leave shall not be paid at the termination of the contract. 2
Paid Holidays: Seven (7) holidays shall be recognized as follows at the salary rate in effect at the time of the holiday: New Year’s Day Columbus Day Christmas (2) Independence Day Veterans’ Day Labor Day Thanksgiving (2)
Personal Days: The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT will be provided up to three personal days during the term of this contract to conduct personal business that could not be conducted at any other time.
The BOARD shall make available to the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT the following insurance coverage and benefits: a. Full family health and dental coverage under the plans provided for the administrators’ bargaining unit and subject to the same premium cost share as the administrators’ bargaining unit, under its current collective bargaining agreement through June 30, 2013. Group Term life insurance in the amount of 3 X annual salary subject to any limitations by the carrier, during the term of the contract.
Professional Activities. It is understood that the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall be active in local, state, regional, and national educational and professional activities as the leader and representative of the East Hampton Public Schools. Subject to budgeted appropriation, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for such activities will be borne by the BOARD and the BOARD will expect periodic reports on these activities. The BOARD acknowledges and shall agree to cover the reasonable costs of the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, subject to the budgeted appropriation, to attend conferences on the national, state and local level relating to curriculum, special education, legislative issues, or other professional responsibilities as a INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT. The BOARD further agrees to cover the cost of the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’s membership in Connecticut Association of Public School INTERIM SUPERINTENDENTs (CAPSS) and American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and American Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
TERMINATION OF CONTRACT. This contract may be terminated for several causes as indicated: 1. Mutual Agreement. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall receive any compensation earned and payment for accrued unused vacation days to the effective termination date and may receive any additional compensation mutually 3
agreed upon. The BOARD may offer in writing to the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT an early termination of the current contract. 2. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall be entitled to terminate the contract upon written notice of ninety (90) days, except that the ninety (90) days notice is not required if termination is part of an action to implement a new contract in which case verbal notice by the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, duly witnessed and recorded in the minutes, is acceptable. Disability of the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT. Should a long term illness or disability of the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT extend beyond accrued sick leave and vacation leave the BOARD may consider termination of this contract where it is determined by competent medical evidence that the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT is unable to perform the essential functions of her position. In such circumstance, the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall be subject to immediate termination and shall be entitled to compensation earned and payment for accrued unused vacation days to the day of termination. For Cause. Should the BOARD have evidence that the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT has breached a provision or provisions of this contract, including any significant and reasonable direction of the BOARD which breach has not been remedied within ninety (90) days of written notification to the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT by the BOARD or has been found guilty of moral misconduct or felonious acts, or commits acts of moral turpitude as determined by local community standards or if in her personal affairs brings derision or bad opinion upon the School District or school children of East Hampton, or if the BOARD has other due and sufficient cause, the BOARD may serve the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT written notice that termination of her contract is being considered. Such notice shall contain a written statement of reasons. Within fifteen (15) days of receipt from the BOARD of the written notice that the termination of this contract is under consideration, the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT may file with the BOARD a written request for a hearing before the BOARD or such independent tribunal or mediator which the BOARD may in its sole discretion select, which shall be held within fifteen (15) days after receipt of such request. Such hearing may be in executive or public session, at the option of the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, to the extent permitted by law. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall have the right to her own counsel at her own expense. The BOARD shall be bound by the findings-of-fact of any designee it selects to hear the matter. However, the designated fact-finder shall only be empowered to render a recommendation regarding termination. The BOARD or its designee shall render its decision within ten (10) days of such hearing, setting forth the reasons and evidence relied on that was presented at the hearing. The BOARD shall notify the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT of its decision in writing. The INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall be entitled to compensation earned and payment for accrued unused vacation days to the day of termination at the annual rate in effect at the time of termination. 4
SAVINGS CLAUSE. In the event that State Statutes are amended or repealed or, as a result of court action, a precedent is established which invalidates any or several provision(s) of this Employment Contract, the remainder of this Employment Contract shall remain in force. The BOARD and the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT shall expedite any revisions necessary to bring this Employment Contract into total compliance as required. AMENDMENT OF CONTRACT. This contract contains the entire agreement between the BOARD and the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT. It may not be amended orally but may be amended only by mutual agreement in writing signed by the BOARD and the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT. Upon signing by the BOARD and the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, this amended agreement supersedes all prior written or oral representations, understandings, or agreements between the BOARD and the INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this contract the day and year aforesaid. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ________________________________ Date: __________________ CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF EDUCATION ____________________________________ Date: __________________