BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Superintendent Dr. Erin Slater was awarded a 3-year extension of her contract Monday night.
The board had extended the contract by only one year in 2020, through the 2021 school year after not voting on a contract extension in 2019.
The new contract will pay Slater, who will be starting her sixth year with the district with the new contract, $187,709 per year for the next three years.
As has been done in past contracts with Slater, the district will also be buying seven of the superintendent’s 25 days of paid vacation at $2,000 per day. With the $14,000 added on to the compensation package, Slater will make $201,709.95 annually through the 2023-24 school year.
The new rate represents a pay increase of $4,040 per year or 2.2%.
The district also pays full premiums on a family insurance plan with a $1,000 deductible, all vision and dental insurance, and $100,000 of life insurance.
The board conducted a closed session evaluation of Slater’s performance earlier this month.
The motion to approve Slater’s contract was passed unanimously without discussion.