Washoe County School District approves new 2-year contract for superintendent Traci Davis

Washoe County School District approves new 2-year contract for superintendent Traci Davis

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to approve the renewal of Superintendent Traci Davis' contract.

In a 5-2 vote at the board meeting on June 12, trustees approved a two-year contact with an automatic third year if goals are met.

Davis agreed to give up a number of perks in light of the district's ongoing budget issues, according to Washoe County School District Board President Katy Simon Holland.

Here are a few of the benefits Davis received in her first contract, but does not receive in the proposed contract set to go before the board next week:

  • Annual automatic five percent longevity bonus
  • Annual additional 1/3 year service credit payment by WCSD
  • Additional mileage reimbursement beyond the $800/month car allowance
  • Payout of unused sick leave reduced from 50 percent to 25 percent
  • Paid vacation days yearly reduced from 25 days to 20 days

Simon Holland said eliminating these perks and a few others will save the district about $100,000 over the course of the contract.

Both the first contract and the proposed new contract are two years long — but the new contract will automatically be extended by a year if Davis gets 'meets expectations' or better in her 2018-2019 school year performance review.

Davis' current base salary is $275,000, and she will earn that same base amount in the new contract. Simon Holland said her pay will still increase annually with regular salary step increases and cost of living adjustments.

The new contract will go into effect on July 1.

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