Re-8 approves 2022-2023 superintendent contract

New contract provides 2% raise for Superintendent Alan Kaylor

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Weld Re-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor will get a 2 percent raise in his new contract, the district's board of education agreed Sept. 22.

The board approved the new contract for Kaylor during its regular meeting. It  applies to Kaylor’s current term, Aug. 1, 2022, until July 31. Kaylor’s contract is automatically renewed in the spring each year, with official approval by the board at a later date, he said.

According to the new contract, Kaylor’s annual salary is $173,400, a 2 percent raise from his salary last year.  Funding for professional growth opportunities and mileage reimbursement have not changed since Kaylor’s last contract.

The vote was 6-1, with Cody LeBlanc casting the dissenting vote.

Although he said Kaylor is “deserving of every penny that he makes,” LeBlanc said he could not approve the contract because the board approved a budget in June with a large deficit. LeBlanc said it's the same reason he's voted against every superintendent contract renewal and every budget since he joined the board in 2019.

“So my question becomes: We're already in the negatives —why are we adding to that negative by providing a raise that we don't have the funding for?” he said. “I voted no on the contract for that reason and that reason only.”

Benefits stay the same

The district will cover up to $3,500 annually for the cost of professional growth opportunities, including membership fees in educational professional organizations, journal subscriptions and other costs that can be approved by the board. The contract provides mileage reimbursement of $2,000 per academic year.

Kaylor, who has been superintendent since 2016, said he is humbled and honored to continue in his role as superintendent.

“I love my kids. I want to make sure my kids have the very best — our kids, in this case, in Weld 8," he said. "So I just consider it an honor to continue on in my role.”

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