The city’s Board of Education voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dr. Chris Clouet and Assistant Superintendent Lorraine Rossner’s contracts until June 30, 2020, at its meeting late last month.
The contract extensions have yet to be signed by Clouet or Rossner, but the terms aren’t expected to change, according to the district’s director of human resources, Carole Pannozzo.
Clouet said his time in Shelton, since becoming its superintendent back in 2015, has been rewarding and his goal is to continue to improve the district’s math, science and writing/reading scores.
“We’ve done a lot of great work so far, but there’s plenty more to do,” said Clouet.
The superintendent’s evaluation showed unanimously that the district has been pleased with his performance. Clouet exceeded expectations in the following categories: leadership, community and board relations, staff relationships, finance, and management.
In the 2017-18 school year, Clouet will earn $197,039 paid in bi-weekly payments. In the 2018-19 school year, Clouet will earn $202,950 in bi-weekly payments. In the 2019-20 school year, Clouet will earn $209,040 in bi-weekly payments.
Since joining the district, Clouet has helped to form a committee that aims to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. He played a part in the ongoing weekly educational vocabulary project called “Word of the Week,” adjusted the posthumous diploma policy, and has worked with his board members diligently during this year’s budget crisis.
Rossner’s annual income for the next several years of her contract are as follows. In the 2017-18 school year, Rossner will earn $167,712 paid in bi-weekly payments. In the 2018-19 school year, Rossner will earn $172,743 paid in bi-weekly payments. In the 2019-20 school year, Rossner will earn $177,743 paid in bi-weekly payments.
Rossner has been the district’s assistant superintendent since June 2005.