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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: August 23, 2018 11:04 AM
From: Representative Brad Roae
To: All House members
Subject: Reforming the Provisions of School District Superintendent Contracts
In the near future, I will introduce legislation to reform the provisions of school district superintendent contracts by:

1. Banning any compensation after a superintendent is no longer employed due to quitting, being forced to resign or being fired or any other reason for separation. This would prohibit continuation of salary or a lump sum payment or any similar compensation for the remaining portion of the contract. It would also prevent buying out the remaining portion of the contract, ban severance pay, and ban payments to any former superintendent being paid or receiving a retainer fee as an acting superintendent or consultant or any similar title.

2. Banning any post-employment health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance or payment or payments to cover the cost of replacement insurance. This would end the practice of separated superintendents staying on school district policy unless full COBRA amount is paid.

3. Banning more paid sick days than teachers get in the union contract.

4. Banning more paid personal days than teachers get in the union contract.

5. Banning more than 10 paid holidays.

6. Banning the payout of more than $10,000 total for combined unused sick days, unused personal days, unused vacation days and unused holidays.

7. Banning school board members from voting on the contact for the superintendent if they have a conflict of interest such as a close family member covered by the contract or close, intimate relationship with a person covered by the contract.

8. Banning the salary for the superintendent in a school district with fewer than 5,000 students being more than double what a teacher with a master’s degree with 20 years of experience in the school district is paid per the union contract.

Close family member and/or intimate relationship definition: Parent, child, spouse, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, significant other, live in boyfriend, live in girlfriend or roommate.

I would greatly appreciate your support of this proposed legislation. Thank you for your consideration.

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Introduced as HB2630