Unit 2 Superintendent Contract Extended

Bond County Unit 2 School Superintendent Wes Olson
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At Monday night’s Bond County Community Unit 2 board of education meeting, the board evaluated Superintendent Wes Olson and voted to extend his contract through the 2018-19 school year.

Olson was hired last year on a three-year contract.

He told WGEL his first eight months as superintendent have, “…been great. It’s been real busy, but that’s to be expected anytime you’re starting a new position and coming in and getting up to speed.” He said he’s thankful for the opportunity to work with the school board. He praised the people within the school district who he said have worked with him to help accomplish goals.

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Olson said both as an outsider coming into the community and as a parent of school aged children, he believes Bond County communities to be very support of their schools.

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When he was hired, Olson’s salary was set at $123,000. It will remain that amount for the 2016-17 year.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the board approved salary raises, for this fiscal year, for principals and other administrators plus department heads. The administrators’ increases were made per a salary schedule. Department heads and other non-union employees at the district office received a pay hike of one and one-half percent.

The increases result in the district paying $16,678 more in salaries.