Super’s moving expenses clarified

The Warren County School District has amended new Superintendent Dr. William Clark’s contract.

And the revision ensures that, for him to receive the full $10,000 in moving expenses outlined in the contract, he and his family have to move to Warren County.

According to the new text, “the Superintendent shall be entitled to a relocation payment of $2,500 upon the Superintendent’s move to a Warren County, Pennsylvania home (rental or purchase). The Superintendent shall be entitled to an additional relocation payment of $7,500 upon the permanent move of the Superintendent’s wife, children and associated household furnishings to a Warren County, Pennsylvania home (rental or purchase.)”

“This is a way for us to be accountable,” Board President Arthur Stewart said during the August meeting of the board of school directors held on Monday night at the Warren County Career Center.

“What transpired was an oral negotiation with Bill Clark and his attorney,” Stewart explained, noting that during the original negotiation process the WCSD was competing with another district for Dr. Clark’s services. “So there is a June 15 memo that went from me to Bill Clark” that was copied to the entire board.

That memo contained the language that was amended into the contract on Monday but slipped through the contract originally approved by the board.

“This makes us accountable to the word we gave Bill (Clark) on June 15,” Stewart said.

Board member John Grant asked if this is a “contract correction” rather than a revision.

“That would be fairly stated,” Stewart said.