On June 11, the District 202 School Board voted, 6-0 to extend Superintendent Eric Witherspoon’s contract, which was set to expire on June 30, 2020, for an additional two years. The contract will now expire on June 30, 2022.

The Board also approved a 3.75% salary increase for Dr. Witherspoon.
The resolution approving the contract extension states that the Board found that Dr. Witherspoon has met the goals of the current July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020 contract, and that the Board was therefore authorized to extend the term of the contract.

Dr. Witherspoon’s compensation for the 2017-2018 school year was reported as a salary of $262,241, a pension payment of $27,227, benefits totaling $35,252, and a 23.25% annuity.