Mundelein High superintendent gets contract extension
Mundelein High School Superintendent Kevin Myers has received a one-year contract extension from the District 120 board.
Myers' contract was to expire in June 2019. It's now extended to June 2020, thanks to the school board's unanimous vote Tuesday night.
Myers said the board's support allows he and his team to focus on student learning.
"(That) allows us to be our best," he said.
The contract extension doesn't include any changes, other than the time frame, school spokesman Ron Girard said.
Myers will collect a $187,356 annual salary this year, and any pay increases in future years will reflect the inflation rate, as has been the case, Girard said.
Myers joined Mundelein High as superintendent in May 2014. He came to the school from Streator Township High School District 40, where he'd also been superintendent.
Mundelein High has undergone some significant changes during Myers' tenure, including this year's switch from a four-class block schedule to a traditional eight-period day. Myers also led the push to do away with class rank and the valedictorian and salutatorian honors, starting with the current freshman class.
Additionally, Myers helped oversee the construction of a $24 million wing dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math education that opened in 2016.
School board member Jane Siegel called Myers "an excellent, excellent leader."
"He's just been a man who listens, and he has all the skills (for the job)," Siegel said. "He's been exactly what the school needed."
Siegel said she would have preferred inking a long-term deal with Myers and voiced concern about potentially losing him to another school district.