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Dr Linda Quinn. Photo courtesy Ferndale School District

Board approves Superintendent’s raise and contract extension

Linda Quinn is contracted to continue to serve as superintendent of the Ferndale School District through 2021 after the Ferndale School Board members extended her contract and granted an increase in salary.

The agenda item was included as part of the consent agenda during the July 31st regular meeting of the board. According to the meeting minutes, the consent agenda is “a means to expedite the disposition of routine matters and dispose of other items of business it chooses not to discuss.”

According to meeting documents, Quinn’s annual salary for 2018-2019 will be increased from $182,276, as provided in last year’s contract, to $194,001. This is approximately a 6% increase from the previous year.

According to Quinn’s contract, the salary amount will also be increased by the same percentage increase negotiated for teachers and other positions requiring teaching certificates. The full text of the contract is available below.

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Quinn was originally hired in 2009 with an annual salary of $150,000. She has been Ferndale School District Superintendent for 9 years, having been hired after Superintendent Roger Lehnert passed away unexpectedly in 2009 at age 66.

Correction: The 2017 salary amount of $175,609 originally approved by the School Board in July 2017 was later revised in August 2017 to include the same percentage increase in pay as was given teachers that year. Under the revised contract, the salary for 2017 was $182,276. The story has been corrected to replace the earlier reported salary with the revised salary.



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