New Superintendent Jungmann's Annual Compensation Set at $257,001

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/07 2014 01:05PM

Updated 03/07 2014 05:51PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – During an executive session Thursday night, the Springfield school board finalized the terms of newly-hired superintendent Dr. John E. Jungmann’s three-year contract, including over $35,000 more in compensation than the previous superintendent.

According to a statement from Springfield Public Schools, Jungmann’s total compensation for the 2014-15 school year is $257,001, which is $35,500 more than current superintendent Dr. Norm Ridder makes.

School board president Kris Callen says this increase is an important market adjustment.

"The superintendent's current salary was not competitive with other districts our size, so it was important to make that adjustment to attract the candidate who met our expectations and is capable of handling the unique responsibilities and challenges of this job," Callen says in the statement.

Earlier this week, Jungmann was officially hired as Springfield Public Schools’ next superintendent, following Ridder’s nine-year span as superintendent prior.

Jungmann will begin his term as superintendent effective July 1.

Following is a breakdown of Dr. Jungmann's annual compensation:

  • Base Salary  $230,000
  • Annuity  $12,000
  • Family health insurance  $5,700
  • Family dental insurance  $961
  • Group life insurance  $1,140
  • Automobile allowance  $7,200
  • Total Compensation  $257,001

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