McCOOK, Nebraska -- McCook, Nebraska, Public Schools board of education members at their monthly meeting Monday evening unanimously approved a new contract and salary increase for Superintendent Grant Norgaard.
Norgaard has completed two full years as superintendent, and his first employment contract was a two-year contract that is set to expire June 30, 2011.
Board president Tom Bredvick said this morning that last year the board extended Norgaard's contract until June 30, 2012, but has now offered a new three-year contract that will continue from June 30, 2011 through June 30, 2014.
Norgaard's current salary, negotiated last year, is $133,051 plus a Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance package valued at $15,600. Norgaard's new contract increases his salary for one year by $4,000. The cost of the insurance package does not increase, Bredvick said, nor do contract terms regarding such things as vacation, days off and sick days change.
The salary increase represents a 2.69 percent increase over last year.
Norgaard's salary will be reviewed annually in June throughout the new three-year contract.
"It was a good confidence vote," Bredvick said of the 5-0 vote cast by board members to offer Norgaard the three-year contract. "I'm excited for him, and for our district."