Mamaroneck’s incoming schools superintendent will get a raise from his old job, but will receive slightly less than the person he is replacing.
The Mamaroneck School District’s contract with its new superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaps, calls for a base salary of $255,000 plus $5500 paid into a retirement account, for a total of $260,500. The superintendent will be required to pay 10% of the cost of his healthcare premiums. (Click for a copy of the contract with Dr. Shaps.)
Currently, Dr. Shaps’ pay package totals $235,434 as superintendent in Ardsley, according to SeeThroughNY.com. The package for his predecessor, Dr. Paul Fried, was $268,623, according to the same source.
Dr. Shaps’ contract with the district is for three years, as was the original contract between Dr. Fried and the district.
For most years of Dr. Fried’s employment, he and the Mamaroneck Board of Education signed amendments which modified some of the terms and increased the annual salary.
Dr. Fried’s basic salary, as stipulated in his contracts, went from $215,000 in 2005—2006, to $231,662 (up 7%) in 2006-2007; $244,403 (up 5%) in 2007-2008; and $260,901 (up 7%) for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. In each year, he also received $5500 in district contributions toward a retirement account. He received an additional $5400 for a car allowance, which is not included in Dr. Shaps’ contract. (Click for a copy of the contract with Dr. Fried.)
The Journal News noted this week that superintendents in eight Westchester school districts were retiring or moving to other positions this year or next. In addition to Mamaroneck and Ardsley, districts whose superintendents were leaving include Pleasantville, Lakeland, Fleishman, Somers, Valhalla and Briarcliff. The Journal News listed base salaries for the departing leaders as ranging from $224,395 (Diane Ramos-Kelly in Valhalla) to $276,204 (Frances Wills of Briarcliff). Dr. Shaps’ salary was listed at $228,000.
Dr. Fried will get a salary of $211,200 in Montville, according to NorthJersey.com. He is also eligible for a pension from New York State.