By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Sentinel has received a breakdown of the amount Superintendent Shawn Tobin was
paid when the Dade County Board of Education voted last week to grant him early
retirement. This had been mutually agreed upon by the BOE and Mr. Tobin.
information made available at the meeting was a written statement released by
Board Chairperson Carolyn Bradford that read:
“Both the Board
of Education and Mr. Tobin has mutually agreed to arrange for an earlier
retirement date for Mr. Tobin. This will allow the Board of Education to
immediately appoint an Interim Superintendent and move forward the process of
choosing a full-time Superintendent. We certainly appreciate Mr. Tobin’s great
service to this school system and community.”
When ask the
amount of the buyout it was stated that an Open Records Request would be
necessary for that information.
received the information last week after an Open Records Request.
The total amount
paid to Superintendent Tobin was $44,543.98. That was given to him at Thursday
night’s meeting in one check. This represents the total payment to him.
Of that amount
$8,908.69 was for his February salary that he had already earned and did not
figure into the amount paid to him as a condition of his early retirement.
in that amount was $13,883.74 of unused vacation pay as well as other earned
income that would have been paid at the end of his contract.
The Board also
paid him $21,751.55 (includes social security and teacher retirement) as his
salary for March and April 2014, which was what he would have been paid if he
had worked until his original retirement date.
Board Members this was the total compensation paid for his early retirement and
is all the money he was entitled to if he had remained on the job the next two
has been appointed Interim Superintendent until a replacement can be found and
her current position as Associate Superintendent will not be filled. Some of
her past duties will be spread out among the current staff.
It is expected
that Swader will see an increase in pay equal to the amount former
Superintendent Tobin was being paid. That amount is not known at this time but
will be money paid in addition to what would have been paid if Tobin had stayed
to his early retirement date.
The Board will
be advertising for the position soon and interviews will begin in the near