Halifax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg’s contract has been amended to reflect a raise.
His salary has increased from $153,000 to $157,590 following a vote of the Halifax County School Board on Monday evening.
Included in the approved $59,278,198 fiscal year 2020 budget is $648,839 for a 2 percent raise for teachers plus a step increase on their salary scale and $406,373 for a 3 percent raise for non-teaching staff totaling $1,055,212.
Anytime the school board approves a raise for the school system that also includes the superintendent, the board must amend his contract.
According to the amended contract, “annual salary increases for the superintendent shall equal no less than the average increase approved by the board for instructional personnel for the corresponding fiscal year unless the superintendent has received an unsatisfactory performance evaluation.”
The contract also states the superintendent will receive a school board-owned vehicle for business-related travel and outside Halifax County and for personal use within a 350 mile radius. The school board will pay for all maintenance, insurance, fuel and other costs related to the use of the vehicle.
Lineburg will be responsible for any federal or state tax arising out of personal use of the vehicle, according to the contract.
As stated in the contract, he also will have the option to buy a vehicle at the end of his employment with the board at a cost equal to the Kelley Blue Book private party sale value of the vehicle.
The contract also states Lineburg will place $750 in the Halifax County Public School Education Foundation to be given to a graduating senior in the Teach for Tomorrow program who has expressed a desire to return to Halifax County Public Schools to teach. The school board has agreed to match that contribution.
In September of 2018, his contract was amended to reflect a $3,000 raise following approval of a budget that included 2 percent raises for all staff.