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Superintendent Contract Negotiation Tip: Ask for More Pay and Free Health Insurance

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A recent issue of School Administrator magazine offers tips for school superintendents negotiating their employment contracts. They include:


If the board will agree only to an annual base salary below the market rate because of public perception, the board may be willing to put money in a tax-sheltered annuity.


Request the board pay the full premiums for a health insurance plan of the superintendent’s choice for family coverage and for additional life and disability insurance.

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Also request the board pay the employer and employee portions into the state retirement system.


The unilateral termination by the board should include severance and benefits for at least a year after termination.

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