Jeffco School Board approves $280,000 contract for new superintendent McMinimee

Dan McMinimee was at the Jefferson County School Board meeting late Thursday, June 5, 2014, awaiting the vote on his contract.

Dan McMinimee was at the Jefferson County School Board meeting late Thursday, June 5, 2014, awaiting the vote on his contract.

GOLDEN, Colo. — The Jefferson County School Board approved the contract for new superintendent Dan McMinimee late Thursday night.

The board voted, 3-2, to approve the $280,000 contract that includes a base pay of $220,000, $40,000 in performance pay and a $20,000 PARA reimbursement for McMinimee, the former assistant superintendent in Douglas County.

An earlier motion to lower the base salary to $200,000 and cap the performance pay at $20,000 was defeated, 3-2. The board did approve a change to the contract from a six-month to a 12-month buyout on a 3-2 vote.

Dozens of parent, teachers and community members crowded the meeting for the vote. Many in the community argued against the contract.

“This is not a compromise or a concession, but an outrageous amount to pay an unproven finalist,” said Bini Abbott, a Jefferson County resident.


Related Stories