Her contract began Nov. 12, and she’ll hold the position until June 30, unless the board terminates or extends her term. Her total pay during her months as interim superintendent is not to exceed $184,000, the contract states.
Loe also will receive a $1,000 per month automobile allowance, “in light of the unique geography of the district,” which is split between north and south Fulton County “and the extensive travel required,” her contract states. She will not receive health or other benefits.
The district’s website has been updated to list Loe as its interim superintendent.
Loe, not Rose, was seated at the table with the school board members at a Nov. 15 board meeting, during which board president Linda Bryant said Rose was working with Loe “to create a smooth, orderly and efficient transition.”
“We have agreed that there are important items such as budget priorities and parameters that need to be developed. These decisions will be made during the time that Dr. Loe will be serving as our interim superintendent. Therefore, in the best interest of the district and in order to provide Dr. Loe the opportunity for input regarding important budget decisions that will be made under her tenure, she is stepping in now as interim superintendent with Dr. Rose continuing to be a resource during this period,” Bryant said.
Loe worked as Fulton’s superintendent from 2008 to 2011 before retiring.
She said at last week’s board meeting that she left the post because of an aging parent and was pleased to return.
“It was very, very hard for me to leave at that time. The highlight of my entire career was the time I spent with you as superintendent of Fulton County Schools,” Loe said.
Despite Rose’s earlier departure, the district still will pay him according to the terms of a “transition agreement” signed Oct. 25. The agreement includes paying his $295,000 salary through the end of December, paying his consultant fee, and making a $44,250 contribution to his retirement plan.
District officials previously stated that Loe will not be a candidate to fill the permanent superintendent role.