Contract addendums approved for Nordonia Hills superintendent, treasurer

Addendums include raises, reflect longevity service

April Helms
Kent Weeklies
Treasurer Karen Obratil and Superintendent Joe Clark discussion district finances in 2018.

NORTHFIELD CENTER – The Nordonia Hills superintendent and treasurer will receive raises due to their years of service under recently approved contract addendums.

Late last month, the Nordonia school board unanimously approved contract addendums for Superintendent Joe Clark and Treasurer Karen Obratil.

Under the addendum for the superintendent, his annual salary will be $142,827 for this school year, $144,969 for the 2021-22 school year and $146,419 for the 2022-23 school year. Clark said that with this school year, he will “tie Bill Boliantz this year for 10 years as superintendent.”

He added the 1.5% raise is his first in three years.

Boliantz, the district’s second superintendent, led the district from 1966 to 1976. Clark started in 2011.

Obratil will receive a 1.5% increase from her current base salary of $106,003 resulting in an annual salary of $107,593 for the 2020-21 contract year. In addition, the board will pay a lump sum bonus of $6,000 if the district receives an overall A grade on the state report card, and a $3,000 bonus if the district gets an overall B. If the state revises its report card, the bonuses would be good for the highest and second highest rating, respectively.

The recipient of the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for several years, including 2019, Obratil started with the district in 2012.

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