AAPS Superintendent Contract Signed

Patricia Green, incoming superintendent for the Ann Arbor Public Schools, will be earning an annual base salary of $245,000, according to a contract signed March 30, 2011 and provided to The Ann Arbor Chronicle in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The five-year contract runs from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2016.

Fringe benefits include 25 vacation days annually, three personal days per year, 12 sick days that could accrue up to 200 sick days, and the same paid holidays as other top AAPS administrators. She also receives long-term disability and retirement benefits equivalent to those received by top AAPS administrators; a term life insurance policy at three times her salary; up to $2,500 per year in fees and dues to join community organizations; and reimbursement for participation in up to four professional organizations. The district will pay for her laptop computer, cell phone, job-related travel, entertainment and professional development activities. Green has waived the district’s medical, dental and optical benefits, instead receiving an additional $2,700 per year.

The seven-page contract also stipulates that the district will pay for her relocation costs. For any time spent in the district prior to her July 1 start date, consulting with the district or meeting with community members, the district will pay a daily rate of 1/260 of her base salary – or $942 per day – plus travel, lodging and meals.

If the school board terminates her contract, Green is entitled to 18 months worth of salary. At the current rate, that amount totals $367,500. [.pdf of AAPS contract with Patricia Green]