Published May 08 2010
Flowers offered salary of $160K in West Fargo
The former Fargo superintendent and West Fargo’s next school district leader was offered a salary of $160,000 on Friday.
“(The amount) was a no-brainer,” School Board President Tom Gentzkow said. “We feel pretty comfortable with the contract we have for him.”
He said Flowers’ total compensation could be around $176,000.
In Hutchinson, Kan., where he’s been the superintendent the last three years, he receives a $159,000 salary and $185,273 in total compensation.
Before Flowers left Fargo in 2007, he received a salary of about $149,000.
He accepted the West Fargo job last week and starts July 1. The district had advertised the position receiving a salary of $140,000 to $160,000.
The school board gave him the salary offer on Friday after they met in a closed session.
The board is expected to approve his two-year contract on Monday if Flowers accepts the contract terms.
Human Resources Director Robin Hill said he’ll receive pay for moving expenses; an amount hasn’t yet been determined.
In contrast, this year, Fargo Superintendent Rick Buresh will receive a salary of $174,930, or $195,126 in total compensation.
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