School board votes to ratify, extend Pennington’s contract

Ponca City Now - January 11, 2016 9:19 pm

The Ponca City Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to ratify the contract for Superintendent Dr. David Pennington.

The board voted three to one for the ratification, with member Robin Riley casting the lone dissenting vote.

The contract also was extended to three years instead of two years, an option available to the board.

After the meeting, Riley said the extension was the reason he voted against the contract. He said he approves of the job Pennington is doing, but does not agree with long contract extensions.

Details about the contract were not included in the board agenda or given during the public portion of the board meeting. However, a State Department of Education report from March 2015 stated Pennington had a base salary of $185,178 and total compensation of $210,118.

Other components of his compensation package in 2015 included a TRS offset credit of $1,411; fringe health and accident insurance of $10,120; fringe life insurance of $120 and fringe retirement of $13,289.


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