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4-Year, $168,600 Contract for Superintendent Janet Valentine

| May 18, 2010

Janet Valentine

The Flagler County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to grant incoming Superintendent Janet Valentine a four-year contract with an annual compensation package of $168,600, a 3.5 percent increase over current Superintendent Bill Delbrugge’s total compensation. Delbrugge, the superintendent since 2005, is leaving on June 30 to lead a school district in Cairo.

Valentine’s base pay will be $145,000 a year, compared with $141,284 for Delbrugge. Valentine will also get a $12,000-a-year business allowance, a vehicle to use on business, and an annual $11,600 contribution into an annuity or similar benefit of her choice. Delbrugge had the same contractual arrangements.

The average superintendent base salary in Florida, according to the state Department of education, is $139,000 a year. The figure does not include fringe benefits, which add considerably to the total sum.

Janet Valentine's and Bill Delbrugge's Contract Comparison

Janet ValentineBill Delbrugge
Term of contract4 years4 years
Annual base pay$145,000$141,284
Annual business allowance$12,000$9,600
Deferred compensation$11,600/yr into annuity$11,300/yr into annuity
Total compensation$168,600$162,184
Annual raises2% maximum over inflationUnspecified
Vehicle providedYesYes
Vacation accrual2 days/mo2 days/mo
Maximum vacation days62.5Any accrued since May 2005
Personal leave6 days/yrNone
Sick leaveSame as all employeesSame as all employees
SeveranceNo more than 1 year's payNo more than 1 year's pay
Source: Flagler County Schools
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1 Response for “4-Year, $168,600 Contract for Superintendent Janet Valentine”

  1. Layla Hansen says:

    Seems a bit high to me, considering the city is laying people off. Money would have been better spent on hiring teachers or buying equipment for schools.

    Flagler County is spending too much money for a county suffering from such high unemployment. This would have been a good opportunity to pay a lower salary, not higher.

    Not enough people are paying attention to this sort of thing. Shame on us all.

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