Superintendent and Calvert Board of Education Sign New Contract

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 28, 2010)—The Calvert County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools signed a new employment contract for a four year term beginning July 1.

The contract was the result of a unanimous decision of the Board on February 25 to reappoint Dr. Jack Smith as Superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools. State law requires that local school superintendents' terms be four years.

"I thank the Board for its continued confidence in the work I do with them, the school system staff, and the Calvert community," said Dr. Smith. "Despite the current difficult economic times, I know that together we will continue to make progress toward meeting the learning needs of all of our students."

Dr. Smith's salary will remain at $169,000 for the third consecutive year. According to the contract, Dr. Smith recommended that his salary remain at $169,000 because of the financial issues facing the school system. Even though the contract is for four years, the Board reviews the Superintendent's salary and benefits annually.

In addition to salary, other significant terms covered in the contract include professional certification and responsibilities, professional growth, community outreach, benefits, expenses, professional liability, goals and objectives, evaluation, and termination of the agreement.

Dr. Smith's employment contract is posted on the school system's website at

Source: Calvert County Public School System

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