The superintendent of the Hampstead and Timberlane School Districts is suing the SAU, alleging they failed to pay him appropriately for overtime hours. Dr. Earl Metzler is one of the highest paid superintendents in the state, and an unusual policy at SAU 55 allows him to bill the SAU for comp time accrued while working on non-scheduled workdays. The practice of allowing exempt, salaried employees to earn compensatory time for working on weekends is unusual for school districts. In his lawsuit, Metzler alleges this practice is decades-old, and that the SAU is required to pay him one-and-a-half times his normal rate when he seeks payment for unused comp time. According to SAU records, Metzler billed the SAU this year for comp time he had accumulated...
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Superintendent Sues Hampstead/Timberlane Districts for More Pay