Roseville Schools approves new superintendent contract

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Dr. Aldo Sicoli

At its May 12 school board meeting, the Roseville Area School District sighed a figurative breath of relief as the board approved a contract with their chosen finalist for a new superintendent, following a six-month-long search.

Dr. Aldo Sicoli, the current superintendent of the Robbinsdale School District, was the board's top candidate out of a pool of 38 applicants. The board offered Sicoli the position at a special meeting April 30, and subsequently entered into contract negotiations which culminated in the board's approval May 12.

The three-year contract will be effective starting Aug. 1, and is set to expire on June 30, 2018. A provision in the contract states if the board does not wish to renew the contract after the 2017-18 school year, the board must provide notice in writing by Feb. 1, 2018.

The contract states that Sicoli, during his first year with ISD 623, will be paid $181,743 --  a decrease of about $2,000 from what he makes with the Robbinsdale School District, according to the most recent data available from the 2012-13 school year.

The next year with Roseville Schools, 2016-17, he will receive a nearly $19,500 pay bump to $201,239, a salary similar to what current superintendent Dr. John Thein makes. Thein reportedly makes $201,128.

In his third year, the contract says Sicoli will make $204,258.

Sicoli will accrue 26 paid vacation days each contract year, with a maximum of 45 vacation days rolling over into the following contract year.

Sicoli will start on Aug. 1. He has been the Robbinsdale superintendent for six years, and previously was an assistant superintendent, high school and middle school principal, assistant principal, social studies teacher and coach.

He has a bachelor's degree and principal and superintendent licenses from the University of Minnesota. He also has an MBA from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in teaching from the University of St. Thomas.

A copy of Sicoli's contract is available here.

-- Johanna Holub

 

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