Working longer hours? No pay raise? Pay cut? Laid off? Forced retirement? Property taxes going up every year?
Perhaps you should have applied for this recent CNY job opening. The Auburn Citizen provides details on one hell of a compensation package:
Jordan-Elbridge’s new superintendent, James Froio, will make $140,000 annually, but that salary is frozen for the first two years of his three-year contract...
Should there be no position for Froio in a merged district, he is entitled under the contract to one year’s salary and benefits...
Other than his salary and the merger clause, Froio’s other benefits consist of: a $250 per month transportation expense allowance; 20 days vacation per school year; 12 sick leave days each school year; up to five days per school year from his personal illness leave, which is for illness in his immediate family; up to five days leave with pay for bereavement for each death in the immediate family; up to four days per school year for business leave; and 20 holidays.
The district will contribute annually up to $1,500 for Froio to purchase life insurance, disability insurance or to place in a tax-sheltered annuity. The district will also pay 95 percent of individual coverage health insurance premium and 85 percent of the dependent health insurance premium for him and his dependents.
If Froio has a minimum of 10 years service with the district, the district will pay 90 percent of the individual coverage health insurance premium and 80 percent of the dependent health insurance premium for the remainder of Froio’s life.
Froio, if he decides at some point to move to Jordan-Elbridge, will receive $5,000 for moving expenses.
How can one small CNY school district afford to pay for this gold plated windfall? They collect the money at the point of a gun, of course.