The Palo Alto Board of Education released a contract Friday afternoon for incoming superintendent Glenn "Max" McGee, with his first day on the job slated for Aug. 1 and a first year's salary of $270,416.
The contract has an end date of June 30, 2018, and contains stipulations about insurance, relocation expenses and salary increases.
McGee will be paid $295,000 for 224 days of service, but because he will only work 205 days in the year, he earns the lower $270,416, according to the contract.
He will receive health, dental, vision and "other fringe benefits" paid by the district. The district will also provide him with a monthly automobile allowance of $750 to purchase, use, maintain and insure a car for district business.
The district will also reimburse McGee for expenses of up to $15,000 incurred as part of his move from New Jersey to Palo Alto.
"Reimbursable relocation expenses shall include but not be limited to travel and meal expenses incurred in the process of relocating, temporary housing expenses and the cost of shipping his personal property to his new residence," the contract reads. "Temporary housing" expenses are defined as any overnight stays within Palo Alto or 10 miles within district boundaries during the first six months of his employment.
McGee will also be able to take advantage of a $1 million zero-interest loan to purchase a home within the district.
When current Superintendent Kevin Skelly was hired in May 2007, his initial contract included a base salary that started at $225,000, with promised incremental increases of $11,250 at the end of his first year, a boost of $11,813 at the end of his second year and then a third increase of $12,403. He was also provided a $750 stipend for a vehicle and the $1 million interest-free loan.
McGee's appointment is up for discussion at the board's meeting Tuesday, June 3, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in district headquarters at 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. On the board's agenda is also the appointment of Assistant Superintendent Scott Bowers as interim superintendent for the month of July.
View the full contract here.