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TRENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT M This contract is a written agreement between the Trenton Board of Education and Dr. Alma McCloud Salter, Assistant Superintendent for the period beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010, and nothing contained in this document shall be construed in any way to deny or restrict either the Assistant Superintendent or the Trenton Board of Education to any of their rights, as either party may have under the New Jersey School Laws or any other applicable laws and regulations, be they local, state or federal. CERTIFICATION: The Assistant Superintendent shall hold a valid New Jersey certification license as an Assistant Superintendent. DUTIES: The Assistant Superintendent shall perform all the duties and tasks appropriate to and consistent with the professional role and responsibility of the position of Assistant Superintendent. These duties shall be set forth by the Board of Education in policy, as well as in the job description set forth for the position, which may be modified from time to time by mutual agreement of both parties. SALARY: The salary for the 2009-2010 school year shall be $137,351, no increase from the 2008-2009 school year. VACATION: The Assistant Superintendent shall receive twenty (20) vacation days with pay, annually. Up to a maximum of twenty (20) unused (carry over) vacation days may be accumulated at any one time. In the event the Assistant Superintendent is unable to use her earned or accumulated vacation because of her responsibilities in the District, she shall, before July 1 of each year of the contract, so notify the Superintendent. Upon the Assistant Superintendent’s separation from employment with the District, the District thereby agrees to pay for all earned, accumulated, and unused vacation days at the per diem rate calculated as 1/260 of the Assistant Superintendent base salary for the year in which the vacation day was earned. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 0 8 N O R T H C L I N T O N A V E N U E T R E N T O N, N E W J E R S E Y 0 8 6 0 9 – 1 0 1 4 www.trenton.k12.nj.us HOLIDAYS: The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to all holidays and school closing days off, with pay, as provided in the school calendar, as well as, all legal holidays that fall during the months of July and August. SICK LEAVE: The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to fifteen (15) days sick leave annually, with pay, which shall be cumulative. The Assistant Superintendent shall be compensated for all accrued sick time, upon retirement, at a rate of one (1) day’s pay for three (3) sick days, not to exceed a maximum dollar amount of $15,000 as per the New Jersey State Regulations. PERSONAL BUSINESS: The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to four (4) personal days annually, with pay, which if unused, shall be converted and added to the cumulative sick time total. ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY: The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to three (3) illness in the family days annually, with pay, which if unused, shall be lost at the year end. DEATH IN THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY: The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to five (5) death in the immediate family days, with pay, which shall be consecutive. Immediate family shall mean spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, or any relative living in the same household. DEATH OF OTHERS: The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to one (1) death of others, with pay. HEALTH INSURANCE: The Board shall pay the premiums for the following insurance coverage: 1. Individual and family coverage with the Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey Traditional Hospital/Medical Surgical Plan (including Rider J) with Unlimited Major Medical that covers 100% of eligible expenses when the sum of the $100 annual deductible ($200 per family deductible) and 20% coinsurance equals $600 per individual or $1200 per family unit; or Horizon HMO with $5 co- pay; or Aetna US Healthcare HMO with a $10 co-pay; or PPO coverage with a $10 co-pay. Unmarried dependent children are covered until the earlier of: the last day of the calendar in which the dependent child attains age 25 or the last day of the month in which the child marries. 2. Paid Prescription Drug Card/Mail Order Plan (including coverage for oral contraceptives) with a retail co-pay of $7 generic brand co-pay; $12 brand name co-pay, except maintenance drugs, which are $0 co-pay. Unmarried dependent children are covered until the earlier of: the last day of the calendar year in which the dependent child attains age 25 or the last day of the month in which the child marries. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 0 8 N O R T H C L I N T O N A V E N U E T R E N T O N, N E W J E R S E Y 0 8 6 0 9 – 1 0 1 4 www.trenton.k12.nj.us 3. Paid individual or family coverage for either a Horizon Blue Cross Dental Plan or coverage under Delta Services Organization (Eastern Dental) with no deductible. Unmarried dependent children are covered until the earlier of: age 19, or the last day of the calendar month in which the dependent child attains age 25, if a full time student at an accredited college or technical school under Dental Services Organization, Inc., or the last day of the calendar month in which the child marries or the last day of the calendar year in which the dependent attains age 25 under Horizon Dental. 4. Paid Vision Care Plan based on participation in a medical plan: a. Plan 1 – Traditional Medical/Surgical/Major Medical Plan b. Plan 2 – PPO 5. Any Assistant Superintendent who retires shall be allowed to remain as part of the group plans provided by the Trenton Board of Education. That retiree shall be responsible for individual payments at the group rate except as provided herein. For any confidential employee who retires from employment in the district at the age of 55 or older with 25 years of service in the district, the Board shall pay the premium for individual coverage under the New Jersey Blue Cross Hospital Service Plan and the New Jersey Blue Shield Major Medical coverage with New Jersey Blue Cross Hospital Services Plan, New Jersey Blue Shield Medical Services Plan (P.A.C.E.) with expenses in excess of $2500 submitted to major medical at the rate of 100% until eligible for Medicare. Retired employees who are eligible for and elect at the time of retirement to take state-paid coverage under the State Health Benefits Program pursuant to paragraph (2) subsection b. of section 7 of P.L. 1964 c.125 (C. 52:14-17.38) shall not be eligible for employer-paid coverage under this section. 6. If an Assistant Superintendent waives medical or prescription insurance, the confidential employee shall receive 50% of the medical and/or prescription premium of the lowest cost plan coverage. Any confidential employee who chooses the cash option must reapply each year. Proof of other coverage must be submitted with each request for the cash option. 7. The Board may at any time change carriers, coverage, or its contribution to the premium cost of any insurance benefits. OTHER INSURANCE: The Trenton Board of Education agrees to cover the Assistant Superintendent under the Board’s liability insurance plan in an amount sufficient to insure against any lawsuits that may occur during the performance of the duties of the Assistant Superintendent in the district. TRAVEL ALLOWANCE: The Trenton Board of Education agrees to furnish the Assistant Superintendent an automobile for use in all travel related to the fulfillment of the responsibilities of Assistant Superintendent. The Trenton Board of Education shall pay all expenses, without exception, to operate said vehicle including but not limited to insurance, maintenance, and fuel. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 0 8 N O R T H C L I N T O N A V E N U E T R E N T O N, N E W J E R S E Y 0 8 6 0 9 – 1 0 1 4 www.trenton.k12.nj.us OTHER JOB RELATED EXPENSES: The Trenton Board of Education agrees to pay the Assistant Superintendent’s annual membership dues to the following professional organizations: New Jersey Association of School Administrators. ALLOWANCE FOR EXPENSES: The Trenton Board of Education shall reimburse the Assistant Superintendent for all reasonable and customary expenses necessary for the safe and orderly operation of the school district. These expenses will include, but will not be limited to fees for the attendance to professional workshops and conferences, NJDOE and District meetings, meals, lodging, and parking/tolls. ADVANCED DEGREE: The Board encourages administrators to continue their education at accredited colleges and universities (certified by the U.S. Department of Education at the time of conferral) and upon the attainment of a doctoral degree, the Board shall make a one-time payment of $1500 upon conferral of the degree. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/ TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Reimbursement or payment for attendance at professional development conferences, seminars, special trainings, and conventions must be related to the confidential employee’s position, within the district’s budget, and have prior approval by the Superintendent. Reimbursement will be in accordance with Board policy. With prior approval by the Superintendent, there will be no loss of pay or any time charged to the Assistant Superintendent. The Board of Education shall reimburse the Assistant Superintendent for tuition and fees for an accredited college/university courses leading to furthering employment opportunities in the district and mutually agreed upon by the Superintendent or his designee at a credit rate not to exceed the credit rate of Rutgers University. Reimbursement for tuition and fees shall be provided to the Assistant Superintendent within ninety (90) days of submission of transcript indicating grade of “B” or better for courses and the receipt for payment for the course (s). The Assistant Superintendent shall be required to serve the Trenton School District for two (2) years immediately following the receipt of reimbursement of an advanced certificate, completion of all required coursework for a doctoral degree (ABD), or doctoral degree for which the Board provided reimbursement. Failure to do so require the Assistant Superintendent to reimburse the district the tuition and fees paid. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 0 8 N O R T H C L I N T O N A V E N U E T R E N T O N, N E W J E R S E Y 0 8 6 0 9 – 1 0 1 4 www.trenton.k12.nj.us PROFESSIONAL DUES The Board shall pay for Assistant Superintendent individual professional membership dues and fees for special required licenses, professional educational organizations, and the cost of subscriptions to professional journals that are selected at the discretion of the confidential administrator and approved by the superintendent in an amount not to exceed $3,000 per school year. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: The Trenton Board of Education agrees to pay for any and all seminars, training sessions or courses that may be required or mandated by the State of New Jersey for the position of Assistant Superintendent, as long as such course work has been pre-approved by resolution at a regular scheduled meeting of the members of the Board of Education. The Assistant Superintendent shall be entitled to the same reimbursement for tuition and fees for college/university courses, as provided to all confidential and administrators of the district. DAILY WORK HOURS: The following are to be considered as minimum requirements. The Assistant Superintendent shall work a seven hour day, in conjunction with the operating hours of the Board of Education Office of 8:00 am to 4:00pm, with an hour for lunch. The Assistant Superintendent shall also be available to attend all regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings, bring any unforeseen or reasonable reasons for not attending. Also, the Assistant Superintendent shall be available for all scheduled committee meetings at which his presence is requested, barring any reasonable reasons for her inability to attend. EVALUATION: The Assistant Superintendent will be evaluated at least once per school year, on or before April 15th, by the Superintendent of Schools. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT: This agreement may be terminated by a mutual agreement of both parties or by a notice of termination by the Assistant Superintendent. A sixty day notice of termination, in writing, is required by the Assistant Superintendent. This contract has been submitted to, reviewed and approved by the Executive County Superintendent of Schools. ______________________________________________________________________ Dr. Samuel Stewart, Executive County Superintendent of Schools Date of Approval ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 0 8 N O R T H C L I N T O N A V E N U E T R E N T O N, N E W J E R S E Y 0 8 6 0 9 – 1 0 1 4 www.trenton.k12.nj.us This employment contract is agreed to, and has been approved by the Trenton Board of Education, by a vote of its membership on _________________ and is part of the minutes of that meeting. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, They set their hands and seals to this employment contract, effective on the day and year noted. Assistant Superintendent President of the Board of Education Date Date ___________________________________________________________________________ Witness-Superintendent of Schools Date ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 0 8 N O R T H C L I N T O N A V E N U E T R E N T O N, N E W J E R S E Y 0 8 6 0 9 – 1 0 1 4 www.trenton.k12.nj.us
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