Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran is negotiating a new four-year contract with the district.
Preliminary terms of the agreement indicate Cochran will earn no less than her current annual salary of $109,249.25.
Details will be finalized sometime before July 1, Cochran said, when the new contract is expected to begin.
“I’m really excited,” she said. “I’ll be working to keep stability in the district.”
In the next four years, Cochran anticipates the completion of a new high school. The building is under construction on the U.S. 150 bypass, just north of Springfield.
She also hopes to refine other district initiatives during her tenure.
Cochran said she plans to work with the district’s finance coordinator to prioritize spending of the schools’ operating budget.
“Teachers want raises — and they deserve it,” Cochran said. “We’re asking them to do more now, than ever.”
While funds haven’t been earmarked for payroll expenses, budget cuts will likely dig into at least some educational programs and services.
Budgets are expected to be finalized later this year.
Cochran is a former principal at North Washington Elementary. She has served as the district’s superintendent since September of 2009.