The Winona Area Public School Board Thursday voted unanimously to approve a 3 year contract with Dr. Stephen West to become the next superintendent of schools.
Human Resources, Director Pat Blaisdell, told the board West’s salary will start at $138,000 the first year, with built in raises the following two years of $2,000 per year.
The contract also includes a relocation expense of up to 2-thousand dollars. West was the director of education services at the Eden Prairie Schools. He will begin his duties on July 1st. The contract runs through June 30th, 2017.
In other business, Blaisdell told the board that that mediation sessions with the teacher’s union for a new contract will take place next month. The tentative date has been set for April 23rd.