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Superintendent Payment Disclosure Fonn


TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
County-District Number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
lnformalion Filed Pursuant to Texas Education Code (TEC) § 11 .201
School District Name (ISD) _C _o_m_ fo_rt_l_S_D_ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __
Collection Authority: T.E.C. §11 .201
Instructions: Request for compliance Information ls for severance agreements executed on or after September 1, 2001 .
Fiie a separate form for each former superintendent, if applicable.
The Commissioner's Rules concerning severance payment and any reduction amount is to be applied in accordance with 19 Texas
Administrative Code § 105.1021.
Part 1 Complete the following questions:
a. Former superintendent's name: -'L'-e....;s.... ....n"-n- - - -- - - - - - - - - - - -- - - -- - - - - - -
b. o. . .
Date severance agreement was executed: .....J....u-.lv.........,
13 ,..•._.2.... 1....7_ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __
c. Annual salary per superintendent employment contract terms agreed upon prior to Orst day or service for last contract
year or employment:
$133,406.00
Please provide •n Itemized wtall of total •mount listed Including eny supportlllfl documentation, I.e., the base salary, ben•trts. bo•rd
minutes, contract •mendments, school policies, etc., on • Hp•tate sheet of piper.

d. Aggregate payment amount of any salary and/or any other payment paid during last contract year of employment through
dale employment as superintendent ended:
$325
PIN. . provide •n Itemized detall of total •mount ll•ted •nd •ny supporting documentaUon, which also Include• payments m•d• on
beh•lf of, e.g., membenhlp fees, c•r INse, cell phone, etc., on a separate sheet of paper.
e . Aggregale payment amounl of any salary and/or any other payment paid !fi!r employmenl as superintendenl ended:
$132,000.00
On • separate sheet ofpaper, please prollld• •n Itemized detall of tot•I •mount listed Including any supporting document•tlon.

f. Date(s) of employment with district after the execution of severance agreement: none none
(Began) I (Ended, If applicable)
Part 2 Coples of Superintendent's Document&:
Superintendent document copies filed with this form.
IE) Indicate If copy of the mandatory superintendent employment contract is enclosed.
IE) Indicate if copy or the mandatorv termination/severance agreement Is enclosed.
0 Indicate if copy of any agreement for employment, after employment as superintendent Is enclosed.

Part 3 Complete this lnfonnaUon:

Dennis Hill 9/ 7/ 17 dennis.hill@comfortisd.net


Current Superintendent's Name Dale email address
Brad.Spenrath@comfortisd.
Brad Spenrath 9/7/17 net
Current Board President's Name Date email address

Joey Moore 512-4546864 jmoore@wabsa.com Attorney


District Contact Person's Name Telephone email address TiUe

Part 4 Retum to:


Contact Person: Elsa Dominguez Reset Form
Emal!: elsa.domlnguez@lea.lexas.gov Print Form
Texas Education Agency
Division of School Financial Compliance
1701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
Phone#: (512)463-7652; Fax#: (512)463 1777
EXHIBIT A

Superintendent Payment Disclosure Form


Comfort Independent School District

Part I.e.
Annual Salary: Itemized Detail

Base salary: $ 128,750.00 1


Health Insurance: $ 3,900.00 2
Professional Organizations: $ 516.00 3
Civil Organizations: $ 240.004

TOTAL: $ 133,406.00

Part l.d
Aggregate Payment amount

Health Insurance Payment for Month of July 2017 $325.00

1
Contract, section 5.1
2
Contract Exhibit C, section 5.2(a)
3
Contract Exhibit C, section 5.2(b), Exhibit D
4
Contract Exhibit C, section 5.2(b), Exhibit D
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EXHIBIT B

VOLUNTARY SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND RELEASE

STATE OF TEXAS §
§ KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
COUNTY OF KENDALL §

THIS VOLUNTARY SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND RELEASE ("Agreement") is

made by and between the COMFORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ("District"), a

political subdivision of the State of Texas, acting by and through its Board of Trustees

("Trustees") and Leslie Vann, ("Vann"). This Agreement is the final agreement between the

District and Vann and it controls the contractual employment relationship between the parties

hereto after the date of this Agreement.

WHEREAS, Vann is currently employed as Superintendent by the District under a

Superintendent's Employment Contract commencing on June 9, 2015 and expiring on June 30,

2018 ("Contract"); and,

WHEREAS, Vann and the District have reached a mutually acceptable agreement for

Vann to resign from his position as Superintendent of the District; and

WHEREAS, it is strictly the voluntary act of Vann to voluntarily resign from his

employment as Superintendent of the District because Vann believes it will be in his best interest

and that of the District to resign from his position as Superintendent of the District.

WIT NE SS ETH:

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the recitals, terms, conditions and mutual

covenants herein, the parties do hereby agree as follows:

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1. Vann does hereby voluntarily submit his resignation as Superintendent and employee of

the District and the Trustees hereby accept his resignation as Superintendent and

employee of the District, effective at 11:59 p.m. on the 131b day of July, 2017. See

Exhibit "A" which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

2. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Vann shall be paid his

monthly salary and shall receive all benefits under the Contract through July 13, 2017,

less the usual deductions, specifically including but not limited to teacher retirement,

Medicare, and Federal withholding.

3. In consideration of Vann voluntarily resigning his position as Superintendent of the

District, the District shall pay Vann, not later than July 20, 2017, the sum of One

Hundred Thirty-Two Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($132,000.00) ("Total Settlement

Payment''), less all employment taxes, deductions or other withholding that the District is

required to withhold, Vann's contributions to his health benefits for the months of July

and August 2017, and one month's other voluntary deductions Vann has previously

requested. The parties agree that the net amount of the Total Settlement Payment, after alt

deductions is One Hundred Seven Thousand, Six Hundred Twenty-Six and 99/100

Dollars ($107.626.99). The Total Settlement Payment represents one year's salary and

benefits pursuant to the Contract, and will be mailed via Federal Express overnight

delivery. The Total Settlement Payment shall be made payable jointly to Vann and

Adams, Lynch, & Loftin, P.C., and shalt be delivered to the law offices of Adams, Lynch

& Loftin, P.C, 3950 Highway 360, Grapevine, Texas, 76051.

4. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the District fails to timely make the

Total Settlement Payment, expense reimbursement, or any salary payment in the manner

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as specifically set forth herein, Vann shall be entitled to recover from the District any and

all reasonable costs, expenses and attorney's fees incurred by Vann to enforce the

provisions of the Agreement regarding the Total Settlement Payment, expense

reimbursement, or any salary payment, in addition to any other relief Vann shall be

entitled to recover.

S. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if Vann fails to execute and deliver

Exhibit "A" to the District upon execution of this Agreement, the District shall be

entitled to recover from Vann any and all reasonable costs, expenses and attorney's fees

incurred by the District to enforce the provisions of the Agreement.

6. To the extent it may be permitted to do so by applicable law as it currently exists or is

hereafter amended, including, but not limited to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code

Chapter 102, the District does hereby agree to defend, hold hannless, and indemnify

Vann from any and all demands, claims, including but not limited to suits, actions,

judgments, expenses and attorneys' fees incurred in any legal proceedings or

administrative proceedings currently pending or subsequently hereto brought against

Vann in his individual capacity or his official capacity as an employee and as

Superintendent of the District, providing the incident(s) which is (are) the basis of any

claim or lawsuit arose or does arise in the future while Vann, as Superintendent and as an

employee of the District, was acting within the scope of Vann' employment with the

District; excluding, however, those claims or any causes of action where it is detennined

that Vann committed criminal acts, official misconduct, or committed a willful or

wrongful act or omission, or an act or omission constituting gross negligence, or acted in

bad faith, with conscious indifference or reckless disregard; and excluding any costs,

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fees, expenses or damages that would be recoverable or payable under an insurance

contract, held either by the District or by Vann or recoverable by Vann under Texas

Education Code Chapter 22, Subchapter B. Vann agrees that he is obligated to timely

notify any insurer that may provide a defense or cover any claim made against Vann in

his individual capacity or his official capacity as an employee of the District of the claim

and provide any information required so that the claim can be processed. If Vann' legal

counsel is not also the District's legal counsel, the selection of Vann' legal counsel shall

be subject to the mutual agreement of the District and Vann. A legal defense may be

provided through insurance coverage in which case Vann' right to agree to legal counsel

provided for him will depend on the terms of the applicable insurance contract

8. The District and Vann do hereby agree to be responsible for and pay for each of their

respective attorneys' fees incurred by the District and Vann in connection with the

negotiation of this Agreement.

9. On or before 11:59 p.m., on July 13, 2017, Vann shall return to the District all keys, and

equipment (such as laptops, iPad, Chromebook or mobile phone) issued to him, and other

property, if any, of the District in Vann's possession.

10. On or before 11:59 p.m., on July 13, 2017, Vann shall remove his personal effects and

property from the Superintendent's office.

11. Vann agrees to provide assistance to and cooperate with the District, its Trustees, agents,

and attorneys in response to, or in defense of, any demand, claim, complaint, suit action

or legal proceeding brought against the District, its Trustees, or agents, arising from any

acts or events alleged to have occurred during the term of Vann' employment with the

District, at no additional expense to the District other than reimbursement to Vann for his

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documented reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket expenses, plus reimbursement of any

salary lost by Vann by virtue of his taking time off from his then current employment to

assist the District at its request. Requests for assistance from Vann with respect to such

matters shall be made through the President of the Board of Trustees, any successor

superintendent, and/or legal counsel for the District, and the amount to be reimbursed to

Vann shall be in accordance with the travel reimbursement policies currently in effect for

District employees as applicable and otherwise shall be mutually understood and agreed

in advance.

12. a. Expressly as part of the consideration of this Agreement, Vann, on his own behalf, and

on behalf of his heirs, successors and assigns, hereby releases and discharges District, and

its Trustees, both individually and in their official capacity, from any and all claims,

demands and causes of action of any kind or character which may or may not have

accrued on his behalf to the date of this Agreement, whether known or unknown. The

District and the Trustees likewise release and discharge Vann, his agents and attorneys,

from any and all claims, demands and causes of action of any kind or character which

may or may not have accrued in their behalf, on or before the execution of this

Agreement, whether known or unknown.

b. Vann expressly covenants and agrees not to sue or participate, unless required by

court order, in any federal or state judicial or state administrative proceeding against the

District or its Trustees, officers, employees, representatives, agents or attorneys, in their

official or individual capacities, related to or concerning his employment by the District,

the Trustees' actions regarding his employment, or his resignation of that employment.

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c. The District and Trustees expressly covenant and agree not to sue or participate,

unless required by Court order, in any civil federal or state judicial or administrative

proceeding against Vann, his agents or attorneys, related to or concerning Vann'

employment with the District or his resignation of that employment. Furthermore, with

respect to matters known by the Board as of the date of the execution of this Agreement,

the District and Trustees covenant and agree not to raise, prosecute, or participate in any

grievance, complaint, or other claim against Vann, and will talce such action or actions as

may be necessary or required to withdraw or dismiss with prejudice any such grievance,

complaint, or claim raised by the District, excluding, however, those claims or any causes

of action where it is determined that Vann committed a criminal act, official misconduct,

or committed a willful or wrongful act or omission, or an act or omission constituting

gross negligence, or acted in bad faith, with conscious indifference or reckless disregard.

"Administrative proceeding", as used in this Agreement, includes, by way of example,

but not by way of limitation, any hearing or appeal before the District's Board of

Trustees, or before the State Board for Educator Certification, or before the State Board

of Education, or before the Texas Education Agency under the Texas Education Code.

13. To the extent permitted by applicable law, this Agreement, and the circumstances giving

rise to this Agreement, shall be and remain strictly confidential. The Trustees,

individually and collectively, and Vann individually do hereby agree that each of them

shall refer any third party inquiries regarding Vann' employment as the Superintendent of

the District to the Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the

Trustees, individually and collectively, and Vann individually expressly covenant and

agree not to make disparaging remarks about the other party(ies), their agents,

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representatives, attorneys or assigns to this Agreement. The parties agree to issue a joint

public statement. See Exhibit "B" which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by

reference. Furthennore, Vann shall be provided a letter of reference signed by the Board

President. See Exhibit "C" which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by

reference. The parties further agree that no party shall ever make any statements or

references to the fact that they ''won", "prevailed", or ''were prevailing parties", or any

other similar statement. District and the Board, individually and collectively, agree to

refrain from making negative comments regarding Vann to others, including potential

future employers. Vann agrees to refrain from making negative comments regarding the

District, the Board, and its administration.

14. This Agreement, together with the instruments referenced herein, constitutes the entirety

of the Agreement between all the parties hereto. This Agreement shall be binding upon

all the parties hereto, their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and

assigns.

15. This Agreement is hereby deemed perfonnable entirely in Kendall County, Texas, and

shall be governed, construed and enforced in accordance with and subject to the laws of

the State of Texas.

16. This Agreement may be executed in a number of identical counterparts, each which shall

be deemed an original for all purposes. All the parties hereto further agree that they shall

execute any and all documents necessary to effect the intent and purposes of this

Agreement. Further, this Agreement supersedes any and all prior oral or written

agreements, arrangements or understandings between the parties that relate to any of the

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subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified or terminated only

in writing, executed by all the parties hereto.

17. The Board of Trustees' President has been authorized to execute this Agreement on

behalf of the District by action of a majority of a quorum of the Trustees present at a

properly called and posted meeting on the 131h day of July, 2017.

18. If any part of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the other parts shall remain

fully valid and enforceable.

SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOLLOW

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, all the parties hereto have executed this Agreement in multiple

originals to be effective from and after the 13•h day of July, 2017.

COMFORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Trustees
Comfort Independent School District

ATTEST:

ly ' ie" Edwards, Secretary


Bo o Trustees
Comfort Independent School District

Leslie Vann, Superintendent


Comfort Independent School District

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EXHIBIT "A"

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COMFORT ISD BOARD OF
TRUSTEES

July 13, 2017

Brad Spenrath, President


Board of Trustees
Comfort Independent School District
800 S. Lightfoot
Comfort, TX 79532

Dear Mr. Spenrath:

I hereby submit my resignation as Superintendent of the Comfort Independent School District, to


be effective at 11 :59 p.m. July 13, 2017.

My resignation as the Superintendent and as an employee of the Comfort Independent School


District is tendered, subject to, and in accordance with, the terms, conditions and provisions of
that certain Voluntary Separation Agreement and Release between the Comfort Independent
School District and me effective the 13th day ofJuly, 2017.

Sincerely,

Leslie Vann
Superintendent

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EXHIBIT "B"

Page 12<>fl5
COMFORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT JOINT STATEMENT OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND LESLIE VANN

Mr. Leslie Vann has announced his resignation from the position of Superintendent of Schools
for the Comfort Independent School District. An agreement has been reached which allows Mr.
Vann the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another
Superintendent. The Board and Mr. Vann have entered into the agreement believing it is in their
respective best interests and in the best interests of the District.

On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation to Mr. Vann for
his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful
students, parents and administrators, and for the many achievements and accomplishments of the
entire District team during Mr. Vann' tenure as Superintendent.

Mr. Vann thanks the present and past Boards of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity
to serve in the Comfort Independent School District. A school district is measured by the
commitment of the Board, staff and community members to its children and their achievement.
This District is indeed so committed. Mr. Vann expresses his appreciation to the Board, staff,
and community members for their support of the District's programs and services during his term
as Superintendent.

Success requires hard work, dedication, leadership and vision. The Board and Mr. Vann wish to
acknowledge and recognize the teachers, principals, administrators, staff, students, parents and
patrons who have all directly contributed to the District's success.

The Board extends its best wishes to Mr. Vann in his future endeavors.

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EXHIBIT "C"

Page 14 orIS

COMFORT ISD BOARD OF
TRUSTEES

July 13, 2017


To Whom It May Concern:

Please allow this letter to serve as my recommendation for employment of Mr. Leslie Vann. As
Board President, I have worked closely with Mr. Vann as Superintendent of the District. Mr.
Vann has exhibited commitment and dedication to the Comfort ISO vision and goals. He is a
collaborative servant leader and has created a positive approach to team management and
leadership. He is an accomplished teacher and highly supportive of rigorous student learning
and quality teacher development.

Mr. Vann has served in the Comfort ISO for three years as superintendent and has proactively
faced challenges from day one in the school district. Mr. Vann has worked diligently with others
to shape the culture and direction of the school district. During his tenure in the school district,
Mr. Vann has provided his leadership to the District under increasingly difficult economic
circumstances while maintaining qualified staff and quality instructional programs and
initiatives.

Mr. Vann possesses a hard work ethic. He thrives on being a "change agent" for positive
improvement, and is above all, always proactive. He exhibits great vision and believes in
building the capacity of all school district team members. He handles school district matters
with poise and diplomacy. Mr. Vann leads by example and believes strongly in preserving the
respect and dignity of every individual.

I believe Mr. Vann will be successful in another District and encourage you to consider him for
any educational leadership position, including Superintendent.

Sincerely,

Board President
Comfort Independent School District

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EXHIBIT C
Superintendent Term Contract

This Contract is entered into between the Board of Trustees (the ''Board") of COMFORT
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (the 'District") and LESLIE VANN (the
"Superintendent").

The Board and the Superintendent, for and in consideration for the tenns stated in this Contract,
hereby agree as follows:

I. Term. The Board agrees to employ the Superintendent on a twelve-month basis per
school year, beginning June 9, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018. The Board and the
Superintendent (the "Parties") may extend the tenn ofthis Contract by agreement.

2. Certification. The Superintendent agrees to maintain the required certification


throughout the tenn of employment with the District. If the Superintendent's
certification expires, is canceled, or is revoked, this Contract is void.

3. Representations. The Superintendent makes the following representations:

3.1 Beginning of Contract: At the beginning of this Contract, and at any time during
this Contract, the Superintendent specifically agrees to submit to a review of his or
her national criminal history record information (NCHRO if required by the
District, TEA, or SBEC. The Superintendent understands that a criminal history
record acceptable to the Board, at its sole discretion, is a condition precedent to this
Contract.

3.2 During Contract: The Superintendent also agrees that, during the tenn of this
Contract, the Superintendent will notify the Board in writing of any arrest or of any
indictment, conviction, no contest or guilty plea, or other adjudication of the
Superintendent. The Superintendent agrees to provide such notification in writing
within seven calendar days of the event or any shorter period specified in Board
policy.

3.3 False Statements and Misrepresentations: The Superintendent represents that


any records or information provided in connection with his or her employment
application are true and correct. Any false statements, misrepresentations,
omissions of requested information, or fraud by the Superintendent in or concerning
any required records or in the employment application may be grounds for
termination or nomenewal, as applicable.

4. Duties. The Superintendent shall be the educational leader and chief executive officer of
the District. The Superintendent agrees to perform his or her duties as fol1ows:

4.1 Authority: The Superintendent shall perform such duties and have such powers as
may be prescribed by the law and the Board. The Board shall have the right to

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assign additional duties to the Superintendent and to make changes in
responsibilities or work at any time during the contract term. All duties assigned by
the Board shall be appropriate to and consistent with the professional role and
responsibility ofthe Superintendent.

4.2 Standard: Except as otheiwise permitted by this Contract, the Superintendent


agrees to devote his or her full time and energy to the performance of bis or her
duties. The Superintendent shall perform his or her duties with reasonable care,
skill, and diligence. The Superintendent shall comply with all Board directives,
state and federal laws and rules, Board policy, and regulations as they exist or may
hereafter be amended.

4.3 Reassignment. The Superintendent cannot be reassigned from the position of


Superintendent to another position without the Superintendent's express written
consent.

4.4 Board Meetings. The Superintendent shall and shall be permitted to attend,
all meetings of the Board, both public and closed, with the exception of those
closed meetings devoted to the consideration of any action or lack of action on the
Superintendent's Contract, or the Superintendent's evaluation, or for purposes of
resolving conflicts between individual Board members, or when the Board is acting
in its capacity as a tribunal. In the event of illness or Board-approved absence, the
Superintendent's designee shall attend such meetings.

4.5 Criticisms, Complaints, and Suggestions. The Board, individually and


collectively, shall refer in a timely manner all substantive criticisms, complaints,
and suggestions called to the Board's attention either: (a) to the Superintendent for
study and/or appropriate action, and the Superintendent shall refer such matter(s) to
the appropriate District employee or shall investigate such matter(s) and shall
within a reasonable time inform the Board of the results of such efforts; or, (b) to
the appropriate complaint resolution procedure as established by District Board
policies.

4.6 Indemnification. To the extent it may be permitted to do by applicable law,


including, but not limited to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code Chapter I 02,
the District does hereby agree to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify
Superintendent from any and all demands, claims, suits, actions, judgments,
expenses and attorneys' fees incurred in any legal proceedings brought against
Superintendent in the Superintendent's individual or official capacity as an
employee and as Superintendent of the District, providing the incident(s), which is
(are) the basis of any such demand, claim, suits, actions, judgments, expenses and
attorneys' fees, arose or does arise in the future from an act or omission of
Superintendent as an employee of the District, acting within the course and scope of
Superintendent's employment with the District; excluding, however, any such
demand, claim, suits, actions, judgments, expenses and attorneys' fees for those
claims or any causes of action where it is detennined that Superintendent

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committed official misconduct, or committed a willful or wrongful act or omission,
or an act or omission constituting gross negligence, or acted in bad faith; and
excluding any costs, fees, expenses or damages that would be recoverable or
payable under an insurance contract, held either by the District or by
Superintendent. The selection of Superintendent's legal counsel shall be with the
mutual agreement of Superintendent and the District if such legal counsel is not also
District's legal counsel. A legal defense may be provided through insurance
coverage, in which case Superintendent's right to agree to legal counsel provided
for him will depend on the tenns of the applicable insurance contract. To the extent
this Section 2.6 exceeds the authority provided and limitations imposed by Texas
Civil Practice & Remedies Code, Chapter l 02, it shall be construed and modified
accordingly. The provisions of this Section 2.6 shall survive the tennination of this
Contract.

S. Compensation. The District shall pay the Superintendent an annual salary as follows:

S.l Salary:

One Hundred Twenty-Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred Fifty and 00/100 dollars
($128,750.00) per year.

(a) Widespread Salary Reduction. If the Board implements a widespread salary


reduction under Texas Education Code section 21.4023, the Superintendent's
annual salary shall be reduced by the percent or fraction of a percent that is
equal to the average percent or fraction of a percent by which teacher salaries
have been reduced.

(b) Furlough. If the Board implements a furlough under Texas Education Code
section 21.4021, the Superintendent shall be furloughed for the same number of
days as other contract personnel and the Superintendent's salary shall be
reduced in proportion to the number of furlough days.

5.2 Benefits: The District shall provide benefits to the Superintendent as provided by
state law and Board policies. The Board reserves the right to amend its policies at
any time during the term of this Contract to reduce or increase these benefits, at the
Board's sole discretion.

(a) Insurance. The District shall pay the same premiums for hospitaliz.ation, major
medical, and dental insurance coverage for the Superintendent pursuant to the
group health care plan(s) provided by the District as for its administrative
employees. The Board reserves the right to amend its policies at any time during
the tenn of this Contract to reduce or increase these benefits, at the Board's sole
discretion.

(b) Memberships. The Board encourages the Superintendent to become a member


of and participate in professional associations and commwtlty and civic affairs,
including the chamber of commerce, civic clubs, governmental committees, and

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educational organizations. The Board concludes that such participation will
serve a legitimate purpose related to the educational mission of the District.
The District shall reimburse the Superintendent for the cost of membership in
the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and the local chapter
of the Lions Club, International. The District may reimburse the Superintendent
for other such organizations, subject to advance Board approval.

(c) Moving/Relocation Expenses. The Distriet sftsY r-eimbur-se the 8uperiBteedent


fer aeeessary and rease&el:>le e*Jlenses iH:eHl'!'ed is Rle'l'Jlg the Sl:lperifttendei:it's
family anti l'erseeal 130ssessi0Rs, te a m&XifBliftl ef sac the1:1sand aetl 001100
deUars ($6,00Q.OO). The sHpenmendes.t shall deeumes.t all eKpeeses \Vith
Feeeipts, eaneeleel eheeks, er er-eeit eare smtements.

(d) Business Expenses. The District shall reimburse the Superintendent, according
to Board policy, for expenses incurred by the Superintendent in the performance
ofthe Superintendent's duties.

6. Annual Performance Goals.

6.1 Development of Goals. The Superintendent shall submit to the Board each year,
for the Board's consideration and adoption, a preliminary list of goals for the
District. The goals approved by the Board shall at all times be reduced to writing
("District Goals") and shall be among the criteria on which the Superintendent's
perfonnance is reviewed and evaluated. The Board agrees to work with and
support the Superintendent in achieving the District Goals.

7. Review of Performance.

7 .1 Time and Basis of Evaluation. The Board shall formally evaluate and assess in
writing the performance of the Superintendent at least once annually in June or
other mutually agreed upon month during each year of this Contract. The
evaluation and assessment shall be reasonably related to the Superintendent's
duties as outlined in the Superintendent's job description, the District's goals, and
lawful Board directives. The Superintendent shall provide a written reminder to
the Board of its evaluation obligation at least 30 days prior to the Regular Called
Board Meetings in June or other mutually agreed upon month. The evaluation
fonnat and procedure shall comply with Board policy and state and federal law.
The Superintendent may provide written infonnation to the Board for
consideration in the evaluation. In consideration of possible contract extension,
the Board may also perfonn a mid-year review of the Superintendent's job
perfonnance during the month of January of each respective contract year.

7.2 Confidentiality. Unless the Superintendent expressly requests otherwise in


writing, the evaluation of the Superintendent shall at all times be conducted in
executive session and shall be considered confidential to the extent permitted by

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law. Nothing herein shall prohibit the Board or the Superintendent from sharing
the content of the Superintendent's evaluation with their respective legal counsel.

7.3 Evaluation Format and Procedures. The evaluation fonnat and procedure shall
be in accordance with the evaluation instrument selected by the Board in
accordance with this Section 7, the Board's policies, and state and federal law. In
the event the Board deems that the evaluation instrument, fonnat and/or procedure
is to be modified by the Board and such modifications would require new or
different performance expectations, the Superintendent shall be provided a
reasonable period of time to demonstrate such expected performance before being
evaluated.

8. Renewal/Nonrenewal/Suspension. Renewal and/or nonrenewal shall be in accordance


with Board policy, Texas Education Code Chapter 21, Subcbapter E, and applicable law.
In accordance with Texas Education Code Chapter 21, the Board may suspend the
Superintendent without pay during the term of this Contract for good cause as detennined
by the Board and applicable Texas law.

9. Termination and Nonrenewal of Contract. Termination or nonrenewal of this


contract, or resignation under this contract, will be pursuant to Texas Education Code
chapter21.

10. General Provisions.

10.1 Amendment: This Contract may not be amended except by written agreement of
the Parties.

10.2 Severability: If any provision in this Contract is, for any reason, held to be invalid,
illegal, or unenforceable, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not
affect any other provision of the Contract. This Contract shall be construed as if
such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had never been a part of the
Contract.

10.3 Entire Agreement: All existing agreements and contracts, both verbal and written,
between the Parties regarding the employment of the Superintendent are superseded
by this Contract. This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the
Parties.

10.4 Applicable Law and Venue: Texas Jaw shall govern construction of this Contract
The Parties agree that venue for any litigation relating to the Superintendent's
employment with the District, including this Contract, shall be the COWlty in which
the District's administration building is located. If litigation is brought in federal
court, the Parties agree that venue shall be the federal district and division in which
the district' administration building is located.

10.5 Paragraph Headings: The headings used at the beginning of each numbered

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paragraph ii({ Contract are not intended to have ar(( 1effect; the headings do
not limit or ex and the meaning ofthe paragraphs that fo ow them.

10.6 Legal Representation: Both Parties have been represented by legal counsel of
their choice, or have had the opportunity to consult with legal counsel, in the
negotiation and execution ofthis Contract.

11. Notices.

11.1 To Superintendent: The Superintendent agrees to keep a current address on file


with the District's human resources office and the Board President. The
Superintendent agrees that the Board may meet any legal obligation it has to give
the Superintendent written notice regarding this Contract or the Superintendent's
employment by hand-delivery, or by certified mail, regular mail, and/or express
delivery service to the Superintendent's address ofrecord.

11.2 To Board: The Board agrees that the Superintendent may meet any legal
obligation to give the Board written notice regarding this Contract or the
Superintendent's employment by providing one copy of the notice to the President
of the Board and one copy to the Vice President of the Board. The Superintendent
may provide such notices by hand delivery, or by certified mail, regular mail,
and/or express delivery service, to the Board President and Vice President's
addresses ofrecord, as provided to the District.
I have read this Contract and agree to abide by its tenns and conditions:

Superintendent
Leslie Vann
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Date signed: l.a. - °l ,_ 15

Date signed: le ·- \ . \S'

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