"BREAKING??? DR. DON WHITE NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF MOKENA SCHOOL DISTRICT 159. SEE HIS CONTRACT HERE:
December 14, 2017 at 6:52 PM
If you open the link, you will read a "Contract Term Posting" that states:
MOKENA SCHOOL DISTRICT 159 CONTRACT TERM POSTING: DR. DON WHITE
5 ILCS 120/7.3(b)
- Salary: $195,000
- Health Insurance: Individual + Spouse $1,773.63 monthly
- Sick days: Annual allotment = same as teachers per MTA contract
- Vacation days: 20 days (Yr.1) 22 days (Yr.2) 24 days (Yr.3)
Before publishing this news, we went to the Mokena District 159 website to confirm the veracity of the comment. We found the link to the Contract Term Posting on the D159 website under the tab for the Business Office -- Documents Upload. The posting does not indicate when the Board of Education will be approving his contract. It was not, however, approved at the last board meeting held on December 6. The next board meeting is scheduled for December 20. (Source: http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/MokenaSchoolDistrict/MokenaSchoolDistrict/Divisions/DocumentsCategories/Documents/Board_meeting_dates.pdf)
The website also indicates that Mokena District 159 began their Superintendent search in September. The Superintendent Profile created for D159 is posted. (Source:
http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/MokenaSchoolDistrict/MokenaSchoolDistrict/Sites/DocumentsCategories/Documents/Profile_Report_9.20.17.pdf). We leave it to our readers to form their own conclusions about this profile.
According to the Contract Term Posting, Dr. White will earn a base salary of $195,000.
Pursuant to Section 4 of Dr. White's Mutual Termination Agreement with the D181 BOE, if he earns less than a base salary of $246,000 in a new job as of September 1, 2018, he will receive a severance payment from D181 equal to the difference in base salary, up to $100,000 (minus state and federal tax deductions, etc.). (Source: https://www.boarddocs.com/il/hccsdil/Board.nsf/files/ASNPCK5AE47F/$file/2017_10_30_Settlement%20Agreement_White_BOE.pdf)
This means that D181 will pay Dr. White a $51,000 severance payment, assuming his base salary is $195,000 on September 1, 2018.
We are glad that Dr. White has landed a job so quickly and wish him well in his new endeavors.