Daley hired as Lucia Mar Unified superintendent

Raynee Daley
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It's official: Raynee Daley is the new Lucia Mar Unified School District superintendent, and current Mesa Middle School principal Andy Stenson will take over for her as assistant superintendent of business services.

Daley was appointed to lead the district at a special board meeting Tuesday night, following last week's announcement that she was chosen from five candidates to fill the spot vacated by former superintendent Jim Hogeboom at the start of the month.

"This is an opportunity for me, but it's not just an opportunity for me, it's an opportunity for all of us," Daley said Tuesday. "It's an opportunity for all of us to deliberately determine together as a team how we are going to move Lucia Mar forward and continue to be the district we have been and will continue to be."

The board also announced that it would be hiring Stenson to replace Daley in the business services department, at Daley's suggestion. Stenson previously served as assistant superintendent of curriculum, before becoming the top administrator at Mesa Middle School in 2013.

The district also released information about Daley's employment contract and salary prior to the meeting.

According to her contract, Daley will receive $190,000 plus benefits annually. As deputy superintendent of business services, she earned roughly $160,000, she told The Tribune last week.

Former superintendent Hogeboom, who left the district for a position in the Bay Area, earned $175,068.80 a year, plus benefits, though he was also paid an additional yearly stipend of $20,000 to pay for professional development activities required of a superintendent. Daley will not receive that stipend, district representatives say.

Daley is also entitled to 26 days of paid vacation each year and a car allowance, according to her contract.

She is expected to officially start work as superintendent Wednesday.