DRACUT -- Two months after the Dracut School Committee gave Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone an "A-plus" in their formal evaluation of his first year on the job, the board has rewarded Stone with a three-year-contract extension and "modest" 1.5 percent pay raise to go along with it.
In the School Committee's first meeting of the new year, the board voted unanimously, 5-0, to extend Stone's original three-year contract by another three years, taking it through July of 2018. The new deal included a 1.5 percent increase of Stone's starting annual salary of $145,000, upping his pay through July of this year to $147,275, Chairman Michael McNamara announced.
"Congratulations on a successful first contract, and best wishes for the second," said McNamara, addressing Stone directly during Monday's televised meeting at Harmony Hall. "It's a win, certainly, for the town of Dracut and the Dracut Public Schools. You're doing wonderful things."
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