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Hernando reaches tentative agreement with new schools chief

BROOKSVILLE — The school district's new superintendent will start April 1 with an annual salary of $130,000 as part of a three-year contract approved by the School Board unanimously Tuesday night.

Bryan Blavatt's total compensation package for the first year will total about $208,000. Of that, retirement, Social Security and family health insurance count for about $25,000.

Blavatt, who retired from the Boone County School District after 12 years as superintendent there, waived participation in the Florida retirement system, saving the district about $17,000. But he will receive an annual annuity of $15,000.

Other components of the package:

• $500 monthly car allowance, or $6,000 per year;

• $6,000 annually for participation in the Florida Superintendent Leadership Program;

• $2,000 annually for participation in the Florida Superintendent Certification Program;

• $5,000 one-time relocation cost.

Also included in the package is $10,076 for annual membership to the Florida Association of District Superintendents.

The membership stays with the district if Blavatt leaves and has already been paid for this year, board attorney Paul Carland said.

If Blavatt wants out of the contract early, he would receive no severance.

If terminated for cause, Blavatt would receive no severance and would have to pay up to $25,000 for the district's search for a new superintendent. This last search cost about $15,000.

Blavatt, 63, will get a physical to certify he is fit for duty upon starting the job. Blavatt has Bell's palsy, a condition that has resulted in the temporary paralysis of the left side of his face. He told the board during his interview that he is in good health.

"I think it's very fair," Blavatt said of the contract after Tuesday's workshop. He returned to the board's regular meeting Tuesday evening to sign the documents after the official vote.

Blavatt, who was chosen last week from six finalists by a united board, made $160,000 in his last job.

"There's more to where you work than money," he said. "It's quality of life. I want to be here, and I think we're going to do great things."

Tony Marrero can be reached at (352) 848-1431 or tmarrero@sptimes.com.

Hernando reaches tentative agreement with new schools chief 01/19/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:33pm]
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