The Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education has hired on an interim superintendent and an assistant superintendent of curriculum at per diem rates of $1,025 and $700 respectively.
The appointments were made at last week’s BOE work session meeting and the new administrators begin work as of July 1. Neil Lederer is a retired superintendent and has signed a one-year contract, with four months guaranteed, as the BOE searches for a full-time replacement. Miriam Flynn, the new interim curriculum superintendent, on an as needs basis, according to the district.
Lederer was most recently District for two years at a salary of $200,000 but but he does not receive health benefits or retirement contributions from the district, which he estimated saves the district around $60,000. Neither he or Flynn will receive benefits as part of their interim contracts with Bayport-Blue Point.
Lederer retired from the Lindenhurst school district in 2009 after seven years as superintendent. According to the 2008-09 Lindenhurst administrative contract, Lederer earned a base salary of $230,000 with additional benefits totaling $266,551.
Superintendent Dr. Anthony Annunziato is leaving the district to work as superintendent at Smithtown at the end of the month. He has served as school chief for seven years.