Contract more than $130,000 a year

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The new superintendent for Blue Earth Area School District will be earning more than $130,000 a year.

It took less than a minute for School Board members to unanimously approve a three-year contract for Mandy (Lloyd) Fletcher during a special meeting held Monday night.

Before taking a vote, interim superintendent Jerry Jensen told the board that the contract was, “pretty much boilerplate language.”

Under the agreement, Fletcher will be paid an annual salary of $133,000 for the 2019-20 school year; $134,995 for 2020-21; and $137,020 for 2021-22.

The contract was negotiated between the board chairperson Susan Benz and Ed Waltman of South Central Service Cooperative.

Fletcher will receive health and life insurance and the district will match up to $3,000 in an annuity plan. She also will be paid 20 working days of vacation annually.

According to the four-page contract, which begins July 1, 2019, and ends June 30, 2022, terms may be modified but they cannot be reduced.

Fletcher was among a list of four finalists recommended by South Central Service Cooperative.

Board members narrowed the field to two and interviewed Fletcher on March 20 and David Pace, superintendent at Greenway Public Schools in Coleraine, on March 21.

Fletcher is a 1999 graduate of Blue Earth Area and has been the superintendent/principal at Granada-Huntley-East Chain since 2017.

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