Pinellas school board considers contract for new school board attorney
David Koperski, the district's associate counsel, is up for a promotion and a big raise.
The Pinellas County School Board picked Koperski, 42, in June to become its next school board attorney, following the upcoming retirement of Jim Robinson, 61. They declined to even interview other candidates for the job. (See that blog post here.) On Tuesday, the board will consider a contract for Koperski.
Under the proposed contract - you can find it in the board agenda packet, page 205 - Koperski's salary would be about $152,000, up from the $106,000 he made as an associate counsel. That's still lower than the $173,000 Robinson received. He would serve from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2015. He also agrees, as part of the contract, to work for the board full-time - he can't accept any outside legal work, though he can do 10 hours of pro bono work a year. (As long as it doesn't conflict with his duties.)
He'll be subject to a performance evaluation by May 1. After that, his annual evaluations must occur by July 1 each year.