On Thursday May 28, the DeKalb County Board of Education approved an employment contract with Dr. R. Stephen Green as Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools, effective July 1, 2015.
Employment Contract With Dr. R. Stephen Green
Employment Contract Overview
- Salary – $300K/year
- Length – 3 years (Pursuant to § 20-2-101)
- Expenses – $2,600/month
- Car allowance – $750/month
- Supplemental retirement plan in addition to TRS
- Retention bonus – $15K/year
Termination of Employment
Termination for the Superintendent’s Convenience – The Superintendent may at his option terminate the contract. Superintendent shall pay the Board $150K.
Termination for Cause By Board – The School District may terminate the Superintendent for cause by a positive vote of at least five of the seven of the members of the whole Board pursuant to O.C.G.A 20-2-940.
Termination for the Board’s Convenience – The Board, upon a supermajority vote of at least five of its seven members, may terminate the contract for its convenience. The Board shall pay to the Superintendent severance pay in the amount of $150K.
Michael Thurmond’s Contract – $275K/year
(DeKalb Schools Superintendent 2013 – 2015)
Maria Carstarphen’s Contract – $375K/year
(Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent 2014 – Present)