- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans is slated to receive a 2.5 percent pay raise and two extra weeks of vacation in exchange for agreeing to lead the district for another year.

The Omaha school board is set to vote Monday on a one-year contract for Evans, The Omaha World-Herald reported (https://bit.ly/2oW7hCq ). Evans agreed to delay his retirement after the board’s search to replace him ended without a hire in March.

Evans, 57, had previously announced he would step down in June as head of the state’s largest school district, which has about 52,000 students.

The contract would run from July 1 through June 30, 2018, and pay Evans a base salary of $295,569. His current salary is $288,360.

Evans‘ yearly vacation allotment also would be increased, to 35 days from 25 days.

Other provisions of his contract would remain the same, including a 14 percent contribution to an annuity, a car allowance of $12,000, and medical and retirement benefits.

The total cost of his compensation package is estimated at $447,893.

Omaha Public Schools had hoped to hire a superintendent this spring to replace Evans. But the three finalists withdrew from consideration after the first two said neither of them had won support of the board and the third said the job wasn’t a good fit.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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