McClain asks board to make promised changes to contract

The Del Mar Union School District Board of Trustees directed Superintendent Sharon McClain to submit new language for a proposed amendment to the retirement benefits included in her contract at its Feb. 24 meeting.

The contract negotiated in September 2008 provides for an annual fixed retirement contribution of $16,000. The superintendent can use that amount to offset her contribution to the California State Teachers’ Retirement System or fund a tax-sheltered annuity, similar to a 401(k). But it allows an employee to set aside their own pre-tax dollars into an investment account that reduces his or her taxable gross income by the amount they contribute.

It was McClain’s request that her contract language be changed from tax-
sheltered annuity to compensation. This would allow her to receive the money as part of her salary.

The board voted unanimously on June 17 to approve the amendment, but McClain said seven months later that the change has yet to be implemented. She said her attorney has sent nine letters since December to the board’s attorney asking why the change had not been made and why the board had not signed the amendment document.

“I ask you, I beg you, to be honorable and act on the changes,” McClain said. “The board made a commitment to me, voted on it and then refused to act on it.”

McClain said the board was “grandstanding” for the public, asking the same questions it has asked several times in closed session.

Trustee Katherine White said the only reason the change has not been implemented is because it did not meet California State Teachers’ Retirement System guidelines.

White said McClain must come back to the board with language that it would accept. McClain said she would provide it with another proposed language change at the March 10 board meeting.

“The board will see what language is acceptable by STRS as a way to make the change happen,” board President Comischell Rodriguez said.

Parent Melanie Carmosino criticized the board for discussing McClain’s contract publicly.

“I feel for you, Sharon, that you have to go through this in a public hearing,” Carmosino said.

Related posts:

  1. Some parents unite to protect McClain’s job
  2. McClain named Superintendent of the Year
  3. McClain recommends district buy property to house DMUSD office
  4. Del Mar Union School board authorizes district plan
  5. Del Mar school board considers taking action against superintendent

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=5053

Posted by ziggycute1 on Mar 4, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

  • Which Luxury Watches Hold Their Value Best?
    By Carl Blackburn Last month, I spoke about Rolex appraisals and the various factors that go into determining the value of pre-owned luxury watches (condition, year, rarity, complexity, materials, etc). But now the question begs, “How much can you expect that value to depreciate over 5 or 10 years?” and “Which watches hold their value […]
  • La Jolla Community Calendar Aug. 28-Sept. 4
    Families are invited to come to the Rec Center for some fun activities 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Afterward enjoy a free screening of “The Little Rascals Save the Day” at 8:15 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Donations accepted. (858) 552-1658. http://bit.ly/ljreccenter […]
  • PHOTOS: Foreigner concert helps ‘Rock the Cure’ for pediatric diabetes research in La Jolla
    Steve and Lisa Altman hosted the legendary rock band, Foreigner, at the annual “Rock the Cure” benefit for Pediatric Diabetes Research Center at UC San Diego on Aug. 10, 2014. The Altmans’ La Jolla home served as the concert venue, and the event also included “a taste of San Diego” with numerous restaurants offering samples of their cuisine. Lisa Altman, Sta […]

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program. “I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.” John Galipa […]
  • Back to School for R. Roger Rowe students
    Students at R. Roger Rowe School bid a fond farewell to summer and headed back to school Aug. 25. Photos by Jon Clark. […]