After receiving a strong evaluation from the school committee, Foxboro Public Schools superintendent Debra Spinelli will be around for at least three more years after her current contract ends in June.
The school committee voted 5-0 to offer Spinelli a three year extension through 2017 along with a 2.4 percent raise to go into effect this year. Spinelli’s salary will increase from $164,000 to $169,000.
“You have built a foundation and you have built it in so many different areas and I suppose this motion because it is well earned for all the work that you’ve done,” committee chair Katie Adair said.
The raise is the first Spinelli has received as Foxboro’s superintendent. She agreed to not receive a raise during his first two years on the job.
In the evaluation made public by the committee this week, Spinelli met her five applicable goals and was rated proficient or exemplary in the four state-determined standards. Ratings available for the standards were exemplary, proficient, needs improvement, and unsatisfactory.
The majority of the committee found Spinelli to be exemplary in human resources management and development, engagement, communication in family and community engagement, commitment to high standards, communication in professional culture, and in continuous learning.
Overall, Spinelli’s performance was rated as proficient by the members of the committee.
Comments from the evaluation praised Spinelli for maintaining a strong professional culture, showing leadership by stepping forward to be the first person to undergo the Educator Evaluation Process, and the almost unprecedented successful completion of contract negotiations with all bargaining groups within two to three months without the need of legal assistance.
Contract negotiations will pickup again around January.