Mountain View Whisman School District's board members unanimously approved a new three-year contract with Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph last week, granting him a 6.7 percent raise.
At the Oct. 19 meeting, board members agreed on the terms of the contract in closed session before voting to approve it in open session later in the meeting. The 6.7 percent salary increase, which is retroactive to July 1, brings Rudolph's annual pay to $234,700, up from $220,000 the prior year, and is commensurate to the 6.7 percent raise district teachers received earlier this year.
Other small changes in the contract include the elimination of leadership coaching services, which the district provided to the superintendent to prepare him for the job as the top-ranking district executive, to the tune of $57,000 each year. Rudolph had not previously served as a superintendent prior to taking the job.
The contract also states that the superintendent must give 90 days of advanced written notice if he wants to quit, a substantial increase over the 15 days required in the prior contract.