New Duluth District Superintendent Will Make $175K

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Duluth School Board has approved a contract for its next superintendent that pays a base salary of about $175,000 per year.

The board voted 3-0 on Tuesday on the three-year contract of I.V. Foster Jr.

Outgoing Superintendent Keith Dixon made about $160,000 this year, although he also received about $80,000 in severance.

In terms of overall compensation, Foster’s first-year salary is an increase of about 0.5 percent over Dixon’s.

Board member Tim Grover calls that change “extraordinarily modest.” He says the board has done a good job for the community and taxpayers.

Foster’s contract calls for a 1 percent increase in the second and third years.

District human-resources director Tim Sworsky tells the Duluth News Tribune the salary is in the range of what comparably sized districts pay their superintendents.

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