Rancho Santa Fe School renews superintendent contract through 2016


By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe School District board approved a new four-year contract for Superintendent Lindy Delaney at its July 5 meeting.

“You’ve been sentenced to another four years,” joked Todd Frank.

“With pleasure,” Delaney said.

Delaney will receive an annual salary of $181,012, representing no increase over the 2008-09 school year due to the state’s financial crisis. The superintendent also receives an automobile allowance of $400 a month and a $200 per month cell phone allowance. The RSF School District consists of one elementary school and one middle school, both located at R. Roger Rowe School.

Neighboring Del Mar Union School District, which has eight elementary schools located at eight locations in the district, recently approved the contract for its new superintendent, Dr. Holly McClurg. McClurg will receive an annual salary of $158,500, with a doctoral stipend of $2,500, an automobile allowance of $400 a month and a retirement contribution of $700 per month.