According to a chart provided by CSD, the district has served an average of roughly 25 meals (breakfast and lunch) daily for take out from Decatur High the last two months. This continues through the end of this week when the school year wraps for students. Decatur doesn’t offer a summer lunch program.
Dude, the district’s 10th superintendent since 1902 is in the middle year of his second consecutive three-year contract (he started Nov. 2015). His current contract pays a base salary of $209,000 through June 30, then $219,000 for 2020-21 (July 1 through June 30). This time next year he is again eligible for a $20,000 bonus.
A statement given to the AJC and credited to the board says in part that Dude’s “handling of the changes due to COVID, the management of the district staff as well as COVID communication have been stellar. The board did not ask David to redistribute his bonus to the front-line staff. This was entirely his initiative. It was incredibly generous of him, and this generosity is one thing that makes him such a great leader. We are fortunate to have him and intend to keep him.”