NORDONIA HILLS -- A five-year extension of Nordonia Hills schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Clark's contract included a pay increase, among other changes.

Clark's current salary of $138,000 will increase to $140,716 beginning Aug. 1, 2017 and is then fixed for the life of the contract unless increased by addendum, according to School Board President Chad Lahrmer. He said Clark's annual contribution to a tax sheltered annuity, which is funded by the district, increases from 5 percent to 7 percent with the new contract.

Lahrmer said Clark's share of his health insurance increases by 1 percent per year to where he will be paying 25 percent of the cost of the health insurance by the end of the new contract. Additionally the superintendent's life insurance increases from a fixed $260,000 to $276,000.

The maximum performance incentive bonus Clark can earn increases from a maximum per year of $7,000 in the current contract to a maximum of $20,000 per year in the new contract. The new performance incentive bonus is broken down into two components, one based on student achievement as measured by the State Report Card and the other based on goals as set by the Board in conjunction with the superintendent.

Clark's contract was extended to through 2023 by a unanimous School Board vote March 20.