The Tucson Unified School District board unanimously accepts the contract for its future superintendent, H.T. Sanchez.
The contract starts Monday if Sanchez signs it.
The board approved a salary of approximately $247,000 a year with benefits.
Terms of the contract include:
• The contract period is for three years, beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2016
• Annual base salary is $210,000
• Expense allowances of $25,000
• Relocation expenses of $8,000
Dr. Sanchez was named the sole finalist from a national search that attracted more than 60 applicants. He will succeed Dr. John Pedicone, who announced his resignation in March and whose resignation is effective June 30.
Dr. Sanchez comes to TUSD from Ector County Independent School District, based in Odessa, Texas. He served as interim superintendent, deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent since 2010.
According to a TUSD media release, Dr. Sanchez has until Saturday at 5 p.m. to accept the contract. He is scheduled to start as district superintendent on July 1.
The Governing Board also approved consultancy contracts for Dr. Pedicone and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Maria Menconi, to support Dr. Sanchez's transition into the district on an as-needed basis. Dr. Menconi's resignation from the district is effective June. 30. The consultancy contracts are effective through Aug. 30.
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