Fort Wayne Community Schools board to consider 1-year contract extension for superintendent

No one from the public spoke at the public hearing the Fort Wayne Community Schools board held Monday night regarding giving a one-year contract extension to Superintendent Wendy Robinson. The board will vote on the proposal during a special meeting Dec. 18. (Courtesy photo)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools board of school trustees has proposed giving FWCS Superintendent Wendy Robinson a one-year contract extension, taking her through June 30, 2020.

The public can comment on the proposed extension during the board’s meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St., according to a legal notice advertising the public hearing. Board members plan to vote on the contract during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Dec. 18, also at Grile Administrative Center, said Krista Stockman, FWCS public information officer.

The one-year extension would continue Robinson’s annual salary at its current amount of $210,164 per year, the legal notice said. That is the same salary she has received since the 2014-2015 school year.

With health insurance, life insurance, retirement and other benefits, the one-year extension would have a total value of $278,807 to $293,807 for the year, depending on some conditional payments, the legal notice said. Those totals are about $1,750 more than the total value of the current annual compensation and benefits for Robinson, who this fall was named the 2018 Indiana public schools Superintendent of the Year.

The FWCS school board voted in December 2016 to approve Robinson’s current contract, which was retroactive to July 1, 2016, and runs through June 30, 2019.

At the time, then-board President Mark GiaQuinta thanked Robinson for her willingness to go without a pay increase while the board tried to hold its superintendent’s pay to a reasonable amount.