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OPS Superintendent receives contract extension

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:22:04-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Public School District is getting ready to approve a new contract for Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan following a successful first year. Her base salary remains the same at $300,000.

Her current contract ends in June 2021. The new contract, once formally approved, would extend that to June 2022. While her base salary remains the same, she will get increased payments into her tax-sheltered retirement annuity of 1.8% of her base salary for 2019-2020, and 3.18% of her base salary for 2020-2021. The board said this is in line with the total compensation package tentatively negotiated with OPS teachers. She will also receive 5 more days of vacation time.

Board president Marque Snow said the board has been impressed with Logan's ability to gain positive momentum for the school district this past year.

"As a body, we're pleased to have attracted her caliber of talent to Omaha," Snow said. "In addition to experience and expertise, she's brought energy, positivity and an injection of fresh perspective."

Last fall, the Board set six goals to evaluate Dr. Logan's performance during the school year:
- Establish a collaborative, positive, and productive working relationship with the Board and establish a governance team with a united purpose
- Establish trust and confidence through open and honest communication and positive relationships among stakeholder groups
- Reviewing and studying district-wide fiscal and overall organizational health
- Review and study current instructional practices/initiatives, curricular and student service programs, and student performance within the district
- Reducing the percentage of students missing nine or more school days
- Increase the level of mathematic learning of all students to ensure they are college and career ready upon graduation.