Board praises school leader: Center Grove's Arkanoff to receive contract extension

The Center Grove school board wants to send a message that it is pleased with the superintendent’s leadership and plans to extend his contract a year early.

Superintendent Richard Arkanoff was hired in July 2011, and his original contract was set to expire in June 2014. At next month’s board meeting members plan to extend the contract through June 2015.

Arkanoff’s salary of $157,622 will remain unchanged, but the contract revision also includes adding yearly payments of $5,000 Arkanoff can contribute to a retirement account, board member John Steed said.

The school board recently completed its state-required evaluation of Arkanoff, who is in his second year as Center Grove’s leader. Arkanoff received a rating of highly effective, which is the highest rating on a scale of four.

The school board praised Arkanoff for beginning to work with residents and board members from the moment he was hired, meeting regularly with parents, teachers and students to talk about Center Grove and updating the board on what was discussed.

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