BEA officials get new contracts

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Blue Earth Area School District’s four top administrators were given new contracts at Monday night’s meeting.

School Board members approved contracts for Superintendent Mandy Fletcher, Fiscal Services Director Alan Wilhelmi and principals David Dressler and Conan Shaffer.

All of the contracts are for three years and scheduled to start the next school year.

Fletcher is set to earn an annual salary of $139,020 the first year, $141,020 in year two and $143,020 for the 2024-2025 school year.

In addition, the district will match up to $4,000 that Fletcher contributes to a tax sheltered annuity plan in the first year of the contract. The amount increases by $500 in each of the following two years.

Under the agreement, Fletcher’s salary can never be reduced, and the district will provide health insurance to her and dependents at no cost.

Fletcher will receive 25 days of paid vacation each year and unused days may be carried over to a maximum of 60 days. She will also get 15 days of sick leave in the first year of the contract and will be allowed to earn up to 120 days.

Wilhelmi will be paid $103,575 next year and will earn $106,620 in 2024-2025 and $109,819 in the final year of the contract. After completing 15 years of service, $3,000 will be added to his annual salary.

The district will pay for Wilhelmi’s health insurance as well as his dependents if they choose coverage. He will also have 15 days of each year and unused days may be carried over to the next year.

Dressler will be $102,959 in the first year of his contract and $106,048 the second year and $109,229 the final year.

Shaffer’s annual salary next year will be $99,910, $102,907 in 2023-2024 and $105,995 in the final year of his contract.

The district will pay the health insurance premiums for the principals and for their dependents if they choose family coverage.

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