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Springfield Schools Superintendent's Contract Released

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Springfield Schools Superintendent's Contract Released

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Mar 7, 2014

The new school superintendent for Springfield will be making $257,001.

That's over $35,000  more than the current leader makes.

School board president Kris Callen says the increase was important to attract a qualified candidate.

To view his entire contract, click here.

Edited from a press release from Springfield Public Schools:

Board approves three-year contract for new superintendent During executive session Thursday night, the Springfield school board finalized the terms of Dr. John E. Jungmann's three-year employment contract.

His total compensation for the 2014-2015 school year will be $257,001.

Earlier this week, the board voted to hire Dr. Jungmann as Springfield Public Schools' next superintendent.

Effective July 1, he will replace Dr. Norm Ridder, who has served as superintendent for nine years.

Following is a breakdown of Dr. Jungmann's annual compensation:

Base Salary $230,000

Annuity $12,000

Family health insurance $5,700

Family dental insurance $961

Group life insurance $1,140

Automobile allowance $7,200

Total Compensation $257,001

Dr. Jungmann's total compensation package is about $35,500 more than Dr. Ridder's current compensation.

School board president Kris Callen said this increase is an important market adjustment. "The superintendent's current salary was not competitive with other districts our size, so it was important to make that adjustment to attract the candidate who met our expectations and is capable of handling the unique responsibilities and challenges of this job," she explained.

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting