Olentangy school board president Julie Wagner Feasel said incoming superintendent Wade Lucas' 2009-2010 school year contract will cost the district $261,222.

Olentangy school board president Julie Wagner Feasel said incoming superintendent Wade Lucas' 2009-2010 school year contract will cost the district $261,222.

The contract period is from Aug. 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, an e-mail from Feasel said. ThisWeek had requested all known costs to the district for Lucas' first full-year of contract.

The $261,222 includes $160,000 in salary; $6,000 in education stipend; $9,600 in car and cell phone allowance; a retirement annuity of $17,760 (11 percent of $160,000); $6,224 for Medicare, including employer and employee costs; $21,270 for the employee's 11 percent contribution to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), which the board has elected to pay for all administrators; $27,070 for the state-mandated employer's contribution of 14 percent to the STRS; and $13,298 family health and term life insurance.

"This total does not include any buyback of vacation days because we don't know what that figure will be," Feasel said. "It also does not include relocation or moving fees because we don't know what those will be. (The contract includes caps on both.)"

Lucas can receive up to $11,000 in moving expenses and up to $30,000 if his house in Green, Ohio, sells for less than 95 percent of the appraised value.

The district released the 2009-2010 numbers after board member Jennifer Smith said that the previously announced of $196,225 from the board's Jan. 21 press release did not include all compensation.

The $196,225 figure, plus $17,760 of retirement annuity bringing the total to $213,985, was used by the district's attorney, Greg Scott, to compare Lucas' contract to the 2008-2009 contracts of superintendents in six area school districts, as well as to former superintendent Scott Davis' 2006-2007 contract.

Although Lucas will only receive four months pay for the 2008-2009 school year, Scott had told ThisWeek $196,225 calculates to what 12 months' compensation would be.

Smith objected to that number in an e-mail saying it was "based upon a hypothetical contract year of 2008-2009."

Scott said the district compared Lucas' contract to those of superintendents from Dublin, New Albany, Westerville, Worthington, Upper Arlington and Bexley.

"Julie (Feasel) and I also looked at all of the contracts closely and Dr. Lucas' contract is about average," Scott said. Feasel agreed.