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School Superintendent Signed for $185,000

The School Committee voted in a new, permanent Superintendent Tuesday night.

The School Committee voted 6 to 1 to accept a three year contract with Richard Langlois as the new permanent Superintendent for the school district.

"I look forward to stepping in July 1st," said Langlois who currently works as the Superintendent for the Saugus School District. "I think this is a great partnership and great marriage."

The committeevoted 6 to 1 to approve the $185,000 contract that includes 25 vacation days, 30 sick days and $2,000 for travel expenses. Interim Superintendent Stephen Dlott was signed for $180,000 for the year, although he was to be paid for a shorter term, said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

School Committee Member Mark Hediger was the sole negative vote, saying that he did not approve of language which shifted the relationship between the superintendent and the committee.

"The trajectory we were on has not been honored by the contract," said Hediger.

Langlois will take over leadership from Interim Superintendent Dlott on July 1st.

Damon Michaels February 27, 2013 at 06:28 PM
30 sick days? 25 vacation days? That's asinine. Way too much time off. 15 days Paid Time Off and that should be it!!! Want more? Earn more time off by seniority! PTO is the law of the land these days. So the phrasing is weird.
Mitch May 18, 2013 at 02:04 AM
I've never heard of any employer offering 30 sick days. Nobody is actually sick that many days, so I presume he would need to lie in order to take that many. Are these terms standard for other employees in the schools? I highly doubt it, so I'd like to hear from the school board as to how they arrived at these terms.
Mitch May 18, 2013 at 02:06 AM
I'd also like to hear some more detail about the dissenting vote and what exactly caused him concern.

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