Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez gets $10,200 raise

The Chicago Board of Education has permitted three modifications to Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez’s employment contract, together with a 3% raise and the power for future annual raises to be given and not using a board vote.

CPS stated in a press release the change made to Martinez’s contract Wednesday now provides the board president, Miguel del Valle, the authority to extend Martinez’s wage by as much as 3% every year after consulting with particular person board members so long as the board has given Martinez a “successful annual evaluation” and he “submits timely performance goals.”

Last year — a few month after he began the job — the board permitted Martinez’s five-year contract with a beginning wage of $340,000, eclipsing his predecessor, Janice Jackson. The raise brings his pay as much as $350,200. The contract additionally already gave the board allowance to extend his wage by 3% yearly after conducting a efficiency evaluation. He can also be required by the contract to suggest targets by June 1 every year, beginning in 2022.

CPS officers haven’t launched the total contract however stated one other modification to Martinez’s contract seems to develop the definition of what might immediate the CEO’s termination. The new language says that features any conduct “inconsistent with the CEO’s duties and obligations to CPS or the Board, or that may be reasonably perceived to have a material adverse impact on the good name and integrity of CPS or the Board in the sole judgment of the Board.”

The third contract change, based on district officers, specifies {that a} not-for-cause termination of the CEO requires a 180-day discover, throughout which the CEO should proceed to work to assist the switch of duties.

Martinez took the helm of the district in late September 2021, a number of weeks into the brand new faculty year and as CPS was nonetheless coping with the consequences of COVID-19 and a collection of conflicts with the Chicago Teachers Union over pandemic security protocols. He struggled to scale up COVID-19 testing or to implement a test-to-stay program and handled authorized and parental strain to finish the masks mandate.

Also Wednesday, Board Vice President Sendhil Revuluri introduced he’s leaving the board and Wednesday was his final board meeting. He was appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and commenced serving in June 2019.

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