City Schools of Decatur releases copy of contract for new superintendent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 19, 2015
City Schools of Decatur Administrative Offices. Photo by Dena Mellick

City Schools of Decatur Administrative Offices. Photo by Dena Mellick

The City Schools of Decatur has provided a copy of the contract for its new superintendent, David Dude.

The School Board approved the contract on Oct. 19. Dude replaces Superintendent Phyllis Edwards, who was head of the school system for 12 years.

According to the contract, Dude’s base annual salary will start at $179,000. The salary will increase to $189,000 in the 2017-2018 school year.

The terms of the agreement are effective Nov. 1. The contract expires on June 30, 2018, unless the school board chooses to renew it or decides to terminate it early. If the contract is renewed, Dude’s salary would increase to $199,000, according to the contract.

Edwards’ salary is $220,000 annually, and she was paid a prorated rate of $110,000 for the last six months of her contract.

In addition, the new superintendent is eligible for $10,000 in performance bonuses in the 2016-2017 school year, and eligible for $20,000 in performance bonuses in the 2017-2018 school year.

Edwards also received performance bonuses. During a meeting in July, School Board members approved a $20,000 bonus for Edwards for her service during the previous year, and she was eligible for another $10,000 in bonuses.

Under the contract, Dude will have a $1,500 monthly allowance for expenses related to his job as superintendent. He can use some or all of the allowance to pay for housing within the city of Decatur.

Here is the full contract provided to Decaturish:

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