The agenda for tonight's Board meeting is pretty full (although there is room on the speakers list). One item of interest is Report on the Superintendent's Contract as put forth by President Cheryl Chow. Here's part of what it says:
"I move that the Board of Directors accept the Executive Committee’s recommendations to amend the Superintendent’s employment agreement to:
1. Extend the existing employment agreement between the School District and Dr. Goodloe-Johnson to June 30, 2011;
2. Increase her salary 10% (4.4% COLA and 5.6% increase);
3. Provide for the possibility of receiving additional compensation in future years in the amount of up to10% based upon attainment of incentive goals established jointly with the Board; and
4. Provide for a mutually agreeable annual performance evaluation cycle.
I further move that the Board provide President Chow with the authority necessary to implement this action.
The School Board’s Executive Committee has been developing the Superintendent’s annual evaluation, and believes that changes to the terms of the Superintendent’s existing employment agreement are warranted.
It is in the best interest of Seattle Public Schools to have an employment agreement with the Superintendent that is commensurate with that of her peers, and reflects the joint desires of the Board and the Superintendent to establish incentive goals and evaluation cycles."
Wow, that's some vote of confidence for Dr. G-J. A 10% raise in her first year and the possibility of attaining more (up to 10%) based on incentive goals (created jointly) AND a "mutually agreeable annual performance evaluation cycle"? I guess I haven't been working in awhile but this is quite the nice deal. Most people don't get to have any part in determine how or when they are assessed for performance.
It's funny because allegedly the Board is the Superintendent's boss but it doesn't quite look like it from this agreement.
Interestingly (but not surprisingly), the link to the Evaluation Summary doesn't work.