Superintendent Kevin Kitchenman will remain in the West Deptford School District through 2016 after the school board approved a new three-year contract.
The new contract, which will become official once it is signed by Kitchenman, will take effect on July 1. It includes an increase in salary for the superintendent. In Kitchenman's previous contract, his salary was $142,100 in 2011-12 and $144,942 in 2012-13. In his new deal, Kitchenman's salary will increase to $149,290 in the 2013-14 school year.
Kitchenman's salary will bump up to $153,020 in 2014-15 and $156,082 in 2015-16, according to the agreement approved Jan. 28. The schedule may be adjusted in the future, but any adjustments must be approved by the executive county superintendent.
As a second-tier school district, the superintendent can not have a salary that exceeds $165,000.
Kitchenman's contract, which will expire in June 2016, could also automatically renew for another three years, through 2019. The contract will renew unless the school board either notifies Kitchenman that he will not be reappointed by March 28, 2016, or if they appoint him for a different number of years.
with Kitchenman per New Jersey state law. A tentative contract was then forwarded last July to the county superintendent before being sent back to the school board for approval.
CORRECTION, 10:47 a.m., Feb. 12: An earlier version of this article listed Kitchenman's salary as $142,100. That was his salary in 2011-12, his 2012-13 salary is $144,942. The article has been updates to correct these figures. Patch apologizes for the error.