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School board reviews Dr. Crandall's contract

Oct 27, 2017 03:57PM ● Published by Editor

The I.S.D. 166 school board reviewed superintendent Dr. William Crandall's contract request for next year. Crandall’s 2016-2017 salary was $47,977 and he is asking the board to consider raising it to $56,464. Dr. Crandall also proposed increasing his workdays at the district from 78 last year to 90 this year. This is Dr. Crandall's second year at the helm of the school district.

In a joint powers agreement between Lake Superior Independent School District 381 and I.S.D. 166, Dr. Crandall also serves as superintendent of the public schools in Silver Bay and Two
Harbors.

Crandall is requesting the school district will pay $50 per month toward his cell phone and match funds contributed to his 403b tax shelter annuity up to $6,000. Also, he is asking the district to compensate him for business use of his private vehicle and pay one-half of the membership dues for "organizations as are required, directed or permitted by the school board," and half his traveling expenses associated with going to and from any meeting
where Dr. Crandall represents both school districts.

Although offered health insurance, Dr. Crandall turned it down because he had other options available to him. As part of his duties, Dr. Crandall will also oversee the community education program. The school board will consider his contract requests at an upcoming meeting. A report earlier today said the school board had okayed his contract requests, but that has not been done and the contract is still in negotiation.

Before the shared agreement with Lake County, Cook County School District 166 paid the full cost of the superintendent.

Winter coaches
In other action taken, the school board approved the coaches contracts for winter sports.

Once again Mitch Dorr will return as the head coach of the boys’ basketball team. His assistant will be named later. John Jacobsen will coach the seventh- and eighth-grade boys. Kelly Senty will also return as the girls’ head basketball coach. Her assistant coach will also be named later. Karli Wiinanen will coach the girls seventh- and eighth graders. Rachel Seim, Beth Poliquin,
and Charles Delany will volunteer to assist with the girls’ program. Charles Lamb also returns as the head coach for Alpine skiing. Dave and Becky Bartol have agreed to be volunteer coaches of the Nordic ski team. The head coach-director for the one-act play is still to be named.
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