CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Woodridge Local Schools' Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 28, voted unanimously to award the district's superintendent, Walter Davis, a new contract, retaining him for another five years.

Davis received a five-year contract effective Aug. 1, 2017, according to Treasurer Deanna Levenger. He received a 5 percent raise in the first year of the contract, Levenger said, adding the contract states the Board shall implement an incremental salary increase of 3 percent on Aug. 1 of each year of the contract.

His current salary is $119,045, according to the treasurer. He will be paid $125,000 starting on Aug. 1, according to the contract.

Davis said he was "pleased" the Board chose to extend his contract.

"I am blessed to work for -- and with -- a Board of Education that is focused and purposeful in doing what is best for the district and the community in general," said Davis to the Falls News-Press on March 2. "Each one understands the purpose and role of the Board and works hard to ensure that our leadership team has the tools to effectively do our work with their unified support and encouragement."

See the March 5 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.

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