The next superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools will be paid a base salary of $265,000 annually in a three-year contract approved Wednesday by the school board.
Mark Evans, who will start July 1, also will receive a $12,000 annual transportation allowance and up to $15,000 in moving expenses.
Evans will receive an annuity, funded by the school district at a rate of 14 percent of his annual pay. He also could make $3,750 by consulting with OPS officials before he officially takes over.
The school board approved the deal Wednesday night on an 11-0 vote.
Evans, 53, currently is superintendent of the Andover, Kan., Public Schools, a suburban district outside Wichita with about 5,400 students.
He is paid about $190,000 in Andover, including a base salary of $157,454.
Interim OPS Superintendent Virginia Moon, who succeeded John Mackiel, is paid a base salary of $275,000.
Mackiel's base pay was about $258,000, but a World-Herald analysis found that he made much more because of add-ons such as an expense account, an annuity, a retention incentive and the ability to cash out unused vacation time.
Evans will receive 25 vacation days annually. In the first year of his contract, he has the option of cashing out 20 days. After that, he can cash out no more than 30 days vacation for the length of his tenure.
Last April, the board picked former Des Moines Superintendent Nancy Sebring to succeed Mackiel. But she later resigned after sexually explicit emails sent to and from her work account became public.
Had she stayed, she would have received a base salary of $275,000.
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