Contract changes for Coast Unified superintendent approved

ktanner@thetribunenews.comAugust 21, 2013 

Chris Adams, superintendent of the Coast Unified School District

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Changes were made Aug. 8 to the contract for Chris Adams, superintendent of the Coast Unified School District and its four campuses. The contract specifies a wage of $167,855.63 for 224 workdays a year with no paid vacation days, according to a statement made by Board of Trustees President Del Clegg after a closed session negotiation Aug. 8.

Later, in open session, the board unanimously approved the contract changes.

Adams “has 16 days of previous vacation time,” Clegg said. The board decided to allow 10 of those days to roll over, and pay the superintendent at his current pay rate for the other six days, so he doesn’t accrue so many vacation days it becomes a sizable financial liability for the district.

Clegg, who said he was the district’s representative in the negotiations, also indicated that Adams’ salary during additional years on his contract, which now extends through 2016-17, would include increases of up to 3 percent per year, based on the Consumer Price Index or cost of living adjustment.

Extending the contract is automatic, Adams told The Cambrian. Each time he gets a satisfactory annual appraisal, the contract is extended another year, although the terms can be modified, as happened this year.

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