Great Bend superintendent’s contract doesn’t detail payout, salary agreement

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN is continuing to ask questions about an additional $90,000 payout to USD 428’s outgoing superintendent, Brad Reed. Today, we obtained a copy of Reed’s contract to see what we could find.

Reed’s contract began July 1, 2014, initially ending June 30, 2016.

It details that he was on a rolling, auto-renew contract.

The document said: “This Employment Agreement will be extended… from year to year to provide a contract enforceable for a two year period at any one time…” In other words, the contract was renewed to cover the current year and the 2017-2018 school year.

In addition, the contract stated: “…this Employment Agreement may be terminated by the Employee by providing written notice to the employer of Employee’s intention not to renew this Employment Agreement prior to the second Tuesday of December of any year of the term of the employment.”

Reed submitted his resignation on Monday, Dec. 12, the day before that deadline.

The contract does not indicate any kind of specific payout or salary agreement if the contract ends early.

KSN’s Amanda Aguilar reached out to the district’s Human Resources department to ask additional questions about the contract, but no one from the office said they could comment on Reed’s contract.

We also reached out, again, to the school board president Joyce Carter to ask about the $90,000, but she has not answered our calls or texts. KSN will continue questioning officials about Reed’s payout until we get those answers for you.