Brevard Public Schools Board Approves Dr. Mark Mullins’ Contract For Next Superintendent
By Jennifer Wolfinger, BPS // July 10, 2018
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The School Board of Brevard County has approved the contract for Dr. Mark Mullins to become Brevard Public Schools’ next superintendent.
Mullins said, “It’s a privilege to continue to serve BPS and our kids with excellence as the standard.”
In 2016, Mullins began serving as deputy superintendent and chief operating officer of Brevard Public Schools. In that role, he supervised Transportation Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Purchasing and Warehouse Services and District and School Security.
Mullins began his career with Brevard Public Schools in 1994 as a mathematics teacher. He went on to be assistant principal at Palm Bay Magnet High and Southwest Middle, principal at Clearlake Middle and area superintendent for the south region of the district.
During a transition period from July 11 to Aug. 10, Mullins will serve as “superintendent designee” in concert with outgoing Superintendent Desmond Blackburn. Mullins will officially assume the role of superintendent on Aug. 11.
The terms of his contract are in effect from July 11, 2018 until June 30, 2021 and include:
– a base annual salary of $210,000
– a vehicle (including maintenance, operation and insurance costs) which also can be used for personal use within Brevard County.
– necessary technology including a smartphone, tablet and laptop
– retirement benefits, supplemental life insurance, sick and vacation leave
There will be incentive opportunities for Mullins as well. If he receives an average score of 3.5 or higher on his annual evaluations, he will receive the same percentage of salary increase provided to other 12-month administrative employees. In addition, Mullins could earn a one-time payment for each performance goal achieved based on five goals established by the school board.
He also has two professional certification opportunities provided by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, which could result in salary enhancements. These bonuses are funded by the school board and would not be considered part of his base salary.
One of the professional development opportunities is the Superintendents Special Certification Program. Mullins would be eligible for an annual salary incentive of $2,000 if he completes this program, which focuses on factors impacting school districts. The second is the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development Program, a program that is comparable to those designed for corporate executive officers and military generals. Mullins could earn a salary incentive from $3,000 to $7,500 based on successfully completing the program and evaluation scores.
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