Warsaw Community Schools announced 2 weeks ago that David Hoffert, current assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, will be the new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1 (see related).
Yesterday, during the WCS board work session, the board allowed the public the opportunity to offer any objections or supportive feedback for the proposed contract for Hoffert as the new superintendent, which will be in effect from July 1 to June 30, 2017. Though the board allowed for public feedback, no community members attended to offer input on the contract.
According to Hoffert’s contract, he will have an annual base salary of $140,000 for 2014-2015. In addition, Hoffert will be granted $4,200 for annual teacher retirement fund contribution, a $2,000 waiver of health insurance premium stipend, $1,339 for annual group dental insurance contribution, an estimated $100 for annual long term disability premium contribution, $200 annual term life premium contribution and $884 for an annual technology allowance.
The total of proposed contract details is listed at $148,723. Hoffert’s salary is reportedly set to be in the middle of a range of other first time superintendent salaries at area schools.
The contract notes that Indiana statute requires the superintendent contract to be for a term of at least 36 months. In addition, the contract states Hoffert waived the health insurance benefit that Warsaw Community Schools generally offers its administrators and instead will utilize insurance through his wife’s provider. In exchange for this waiver, WCS has agreed to annually pay the superintendent a stipend of $2,000. Through this arrangement, the school corporation generates an annual net savings of $13,050.
Hoffert will be granted a total of 20 vacation days, of which he may carry over 5 days but may not possess more than 25 days. The contract notes Hoffert will receive additional, non-duplicative benefits that are made available to Warsaw Community Schools certified teachers pursuant to the current collective bargaining agreement.
Additionally, “WCS is contractually obligated to annually evaluate the superintendent’s job performance. If certain pre-established bench marks are met by the superintendent as part of the annual evaluation, the superintendent is entitled to receive performance based increases to his base salary of up to $6,000 for the second year of this contract and up to an additional $8,000 for the third year of this contract.”
Hoffert will replace Dr. Craig Hintz, who is retiring as of June 30. An official vote on Hoffert’s contract will be made by the WCS school board at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the WCS Educational Services Center, 1 Administration Dr., Warsaw.