By DINA AREVALO
Special to the NEWS
It’s official; the dotted line has been signed. On Tuesday, San Benito CISD released the employment contract signed by Dr. Marc Puig which officially names him as the district’s new superintendent. Puig will begin his duties on January 5, 2015.
The contract is for three years and 177 days, ending on June 30, 2018. Key points include a starting salary of $140,000. That salary will increase by $5,000 during each of the first two years, and $10,000 the third year.
“Stipends will be paid by the District on June 30 of the applicable year” beginning June 30, 2015, according to the contract.
One other notable provision included in the contract states that the superintendent “will reside within the City of San Benito” by July 1, 2015 and for the duration of his employment as superintendent.
Reached for comment Tuesday, Board President Arnold Padilla said that provision was added in part to foster a connection between the superintendent and the community. “In this particular case, some trustees felt it would be good for the superintendent to live within the district because he would understand the community as a whole,” he said.
“With so many exciting things happening in our district and broader community, San Benito is the place to be,” said Puig in District press release. “I firmly believe that by working together, we will become the destination district, not only in the Valley, but in the entire State of Texas.”
Dr. Puig most recently served as the superintendent of schools at Culberson County-Allamoore ISD in the west Texas. There he earned the Region 18 Superintendent of the Year Award. He also previously spent seven years in corporate work with a national marketing firm based out of Fort Worth, according to the release.
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