EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – We’re learning more details about the contract for the incoming Eau Claire Area School District Superintendent of Schools.
The district put out a release Tuesday morning that says the two-year contract for Dr. Mary Ann Hardebeck has a beginning salary of $175,000, which the district says is less than previous Superintendent Dr. Ron Heilmann receved. The two-year term is the maximum allowed by state statute.
Hardebeck will get the same insurance coverage and percent of premium that other administrators receive. She will also receive a vehicle allowance of $300 per month, a district cell phone, and up to $15,000 in moving expenses. The contract does not include a retirement stipend or a tax sheltered annuity.
Hardebeck is scheduled to begin her duties by mid-September.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Eau Claire School Board has reached an agreement with its new superintendent.
Board Member Katherine Duax says the board approved a contract with Mary Ann Hardebeck Tuesday night. Duax says Hardebeck will start September 10th, but will try to be in Eau Claire on August 30th to welcome teachers back for the new year.
Duax declined to talk about Hardebeck's salary or other details of the contract.
She says it'll be finalized and voted on at the board's next meeting Monday night.
(WEAU) - School board members said last month that the contract would take only two weeks, but one school board member says it shouldn't take this long.
It’s been a long process between here and Virginia where Mary Ann Hardebeck is the assistant superintendent.
"It’s been a month now and I certainly thought we come to an agreement by now, but she has a lot of questions about the way we do things," said Eau Claire school board member, Kathryn Duax.
School board member Kathryn Duax says contracts are normally discussed with human resources. But Hardebeck wanted it done between school boards lawyers and hers which is exactly what the school board did.
"The board is agreeing as much as they can but their covered by state statute," said Duax.
Although the process has been longer than normal, school board members will try to finalize Hardebeck's requests at the closed session.
"We will find out what her requests are for moving expenses and things like that and that we can come to an agreement and finish it off right away this week," said Duax.
But in the meantime, Duax hopes the experienced 64-year old doesn't change her mind about the position.
"I'm very excited about Mary Ann Hardebeck. I think she's a team builder. She's somebody that's very experienced and I'm hopeful that we can work with her really soon as soon as she can get moved and get settled. I'm very hopeful that we get this nailed down right away," said Duax.
WEAU did try to contact Hardebeck, but she wasn't available for comment.
Duax says the meeting wasn't originally planned, but was added to allow the school board to review Hardebeck's requests.