The Pulaski County School Board on Tuesday awarded School Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers with a new four-year contract.
Siers first became superintendent in Pulaski County in August of 2016.
The length of the new deal, as School Board Chairman Tim Hurst noted, is four years – the “most allowed by the state.”
His new contract will pay Siers $136,350 per year.
Hurst said annual increases for Siers will be tied to increases for instructional personnel, unless he receives an unsatisfactory review.
Siers also receives an increase in his motor vehicle allowance of $250 per month – from $500 to $750.
“If you’re out in this county, at just about any event that goes on in this county you’ll see Dr. Siers,” Hurst noted. “I see him volunteering at the museum in Newbern, at the state championship basketball game, at Roanoke for the indoor track meet. So needless to say, Dr. Siers’ truck is wearing out.”
In addition to the vehicle allowance, Siers will be reimbursed at the board-approved rate per mile for business related travel outside Pulaski County that is greater than 50 miles one way.
Siers will receive 18 days annual leave (exclusive of holidays recognized by the school division) and 12 days sick leave per annum. Unused earned sick leave may be accumulated to a total of 120 days, while unused earned annual leave days may be accumulated to a total of 30 days.
The new contract runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023.
The big day has been decided.
“At this point we do feel comfortable moving forward with Friday, May 24th as the date for graduation at 8 p.m.,” Dr. Siers told the School Board.
Siers noted the school system seems to be in good shape with its schedule, and “a lot of people would like to finalize their plans.”
Hazel Wines and Ashley Bowman were approved Tuesday as co-chairmen of the school system’s Special Education Advisory Committee.
By MIKE WILLIAMS, The Patriot