$146K Salary Approved for Lafourche Superintendent

At a special meeting last night, the Lafourche Parish School Board unanimously approved a contract giving Jarod Martin, Superintendent of Schools, a $146,000 salary. 


On March 1, the “Primary Term” commences, and it ends at midnight on June 30, 2022.


The recently appointed superintendent will also be eligible for performance-based extensions, which would give him a higher annual pay. 

The contract states the Board will negotiate and offer a new contract at the expiration of the Primary Term for an additional period of 24 months, or through June 30, 2024, unless: “a failure to offer a new contract is based on an evaluation of the Superintendent receiving an average unsatisfactory rating by a majority of the Board Members, or unless failure to offer a new contract is based on a cause sufficient to support a mid-contract termination…” 


Martin will be evaluated twice a year (January and June), according to the contract. If Martin meets the performance requirements for his first extension, and signs it, he would receive a salary of $153,000, effective July 1, 2022. He could receive another performance-based bonus if he meets the requirements and agrees to his second extension, giving him a salary of $160,000 that would go into effect July 1, 2024. 


Martin was in attendance at the meeting last night to ink the agreement. 


“I think we have a lot of common ground that we can all build upon,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the road ahead.” 


The full contract can be viewed here: Jarod W. Martin – Contract


“When you actually look and analyze this thing, it really is a good contract for Mr. Martin, for the Board and for our constituents,” said board member Ray Bernard. “When your’e looking at two years and four months for one particular salary, performance-based, evaluation-based, I don’t think you can do better…”