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Must be nice to get paid over $300,000 and have MESSY recordkeeping

Article from November 2017...
Broward schools superintendent Robert Runcie will get a raise and additional benefits.
Caitlin R. McGladeCaitlin R. McGladeContact ReporterSun Sentinel
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Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie will get a $28,000 raise and additional benefits under a contract approved by the School Board on Tuesday.

The deal brings Runcie’s salary to $335,000 and extends his employment through June 30, 2023.

Under the new contract, Runcie would:

— Be able to trade in 15 of his 29 vacation days for a cash value of $20,500.

— Get $48,000 contributed annually from the school board for retirement plans

— Be allowed to earn a pension based on four years of his service in Chicago, estimated to cost to the district another $80,000.

More than 30 people lined up Tuesday, mostly to praise Runcie’s work since he started in 2011. Leaders of local community organizations, businesses and schools praised improved student achievement, Runcie’s communication skills and inclusion and protection of immigrants and minorities.

Even the Broward Teacher’s Union, historically at odds with Runcie, backed the deal while pleading with the board to provide better compensation to other employees in the district.

“Possibly a year ago I would stand here and disagree. Standing here now, I don’t disagree,” said Anna Fusco, union president. “Mr Runcie has made great strides in helping out our Broward County Public Schools. I think his leadership has really bloomed since since he started here seven years ago.”

A few speakers, however, criticized the deal for giving Runcie a raise at a time when teachers make so little or face other struggles.

“I have teachers sending me photographs of the mold and mildew in their classrooms … it’s clear that nobody is on top of this,” said congressional candidate Tim Canova. “Students and teachers and staff are facing mold and mildew that are getting them sick.”

No one from the audience complained about the progress of the $800 million bond program, which is moving slower than expected. However, a couple board members referenced the delays.

Board members Heather Brinkworth and Robin Bartleman opposed the deal. Nora Rupert could not make it to vote due to a surgery.

Runcie’s old contract would have expired in October 2019. The new deal puts his salary between those of superintendents Alberto Carvalho of Miami-Dade County ($345,000) and Robert Avossa of Palm Beach County ($325,000).

cmcglade@sun-sentinel.com, 954-356-4528 or Twitter @caitmcglade


7 posted on 05/08/2018 7:49:55 AM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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To: goodnesswins

The school system got a huge amount of federal taxpayer dollars due to their tremendous reduction in suspensions and criminal referrals. Reducing infractions was not a requirement in O’s PROMISE Program.


10 posted on 05/08/2018 7:54:42 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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