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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Superintendent to make $145K

  • The new superintendent of Leavenworth public schools will be paid $145,000 in salary and benefits for the next school year, a district official said.
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  • The new superintendent of Leavenworth public schools will be paid $145,000 in salary and benefits for the next school year, a district official said.
    Mike Roth officially will begin his tenure in Leavenworth July 1. He was picked to serve a superintendent after he was interviewed last month by the Leavenworth Board of Education.
    The board also interviewed two other candidates after all applicants had been screened with the help of the Kansas Association of School Boards.
    Roth will receive a base salary of $135,320.
    He will receive an additional $5,000 as reimbursement for trips he has to make within a 70-mile radius.
    The district will pay an additional $4,680 for health insurance if the new superintendent elects to receive his insurance through the school system, said Kevin Gullett, chief financial officer for the district.
    Board president Nancy Klemp said the entire board worked on the superintendent's contract.
    "We're basing our salary on enrollment and his experience," she said.
    Roth has been serving as the superintendent of the Clearwater school district near Wichita since 2006. He has worked in education for 21 years.
    Klemp said Roth did not ask about how much he would be making when he was offered the job as the next Leavenworth superintendent.
    "He didn't ask me at all about salary," she said.
    Klemp said Roth really wants to work in the Leavenworth district.
    In addition to the $145,000 in salary and benefits, the school district will pay up to $5,000 to help Roth with moving expenses as he relocates to Leavenworth, Gullett said.
    The school board initiated the superintendent search following the resignation of Kelly Crane. Crane resigned as superintendent Dec. 4. Assistant Superintendent Bret Church was appointed to serve as interim superintendent for the remainder of the year.
    The district had been paying Crane $177,050 in salary and benefits, Gullett said.

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