Summit School District: Interim superintendent contract approved |

Summit School District: Interim superintendent contract approved

The approved contract for Karen Strakbein’s interim superintendent role is cost-neutral, and could result in a savings for the district.

Strakbein replaces Millie Hamner, who retired in December after serving for seven years as district superintendent. Strakbein plans to return to her previous role as assistant superintendent of business services in July, when her interim contract ends.

To make the adjustment cost-neutral, the district is paying the remainder of Hamner’s contract, $76,700, to Strakbein, as she’s assuming all the duties of the superintendent as well as continuing some of her assistant superintendent tasks.

A portion of Strakbein’s assistant superintendent for business services responsibilities is being filled by interim business manager Joe Subialka. He works two days per week from January to May and is responsible for specific projects such as development of the 2011-12 proposed and adopted budget, day-to-day supervision of the business office, timely submission of the district interest-free loan spreadsheet and draw request, and more.

He will earn $24,480, to be paid from Strakbein’s job budget of $62,268.

“The remaining dollars may be accessed to provide for additional support once we identify projects or needs that aren’t able to be done with the reconfigured staffing,” Strakbein said.

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