Bainbridge school board OKs new contract for superintendent

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:22am
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The Bainbridge Island School Board was unanimously approved a new contract for District Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen at its July 25 meeting.

The vote on the three-year employment agreement was 5-0.

The contract — which will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 — includes a salary increase of $18,036 above the original salary of $168,000 that was set in his original contract.

Bang-Knudsen’s new base salary is now $186,036 a year.

The agreement includes 30 days of paid vacation each year, and 12 paid holidays. Bang-Knudsen can stockpile up to 40 days of unused vacation, and will be paid up to 30 days of unused vacation when he leaves the superintendent’s post.

The employment agreement also dictates how Bang-Knudsen can leave his job.

The board can terminate his employment without just cause by providing 90 days written notice. If Bang-Knudsen is dismissed without just cause, he will receive a severance package up to 18 months of his annual salary (which would amount to $279,054).

Bang-Knudsen can also exit the contract for “good reason” by giving 90 days written notice and receive a departure payment of $279,054.

Bang-Knudsen became superintendent in April 2016. He previously worked as the school district’s associate superintendent of administrative services.

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