The contract of Macomb School Superintendent Patrick Twomey is being extended by two years.
“I think most of all he’s a visionary guy. He’s got some really good ideas and has started to build those relationships necessary to see those ideas come out,” said Board of Education President Matt Bierman.
“I think he’s doing a great job.”
Bierman believes Macomb has a good school district and he thinks Twomey can make it great.
Dr. Twomey is completing the first year of what was originally a four-year contract. The new agreement expires June 30, 2019.
Twomey will receive a 2% pay raise each year of the contract. His salary for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014 will be approximately $182,500.
Bierman said language related to bonuses was removed from the contract.
“When we first negotiated that contract we talked about putting some incentives in that contract,” said Bierman. “We’ve agreed to take those out now that we’ve built some trust.”
Bierman feels Twomey did well in leading the district through this year’s financial challenges and that he represented the district well during contract negotiations with the Macomb Education Association.
Twomey’s contract extension was approved by the school board during its May meeting. The board also approved 1.5% pay raises for all other administrators for next school year. That’s a bit more than teachers, who in January agreed to a contract that will give them a 1% raise.