When Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s new superintendent, Paul Goren, starts work a week from next Monday, his contract will provide him a salary of $250,000 a year.
The contract, released to Evanston Now by the school district in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also shows that the district will pay $25,000 cover the cost of Goren’s contributions to the teacher’s retirement system and provide a retirement annuity.
The superintendent will also get 25 vacation days and 15 sick days.
Goren’s base salary will be 5.7 percent more than what former superintendent Hardy Murphy received during the 2012 school year, according to figures from the Illinois State Board of Education.
But Murphy received over $73,000 in retirement and other benefits that year — substantially more than Goren is scheduled to get. Murphy’s contract called for 25 vacation days and 13 sick days each year.
Goren’s contract runs for four years, with any salary increases during the term to be agreed upon by the school board.
Murphy resigned last August, and Goren, a 16-year resident of Evanston, was selected by the board for the job in March after a nationwide search.
A reception in his honor is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the district’s board room on his first day on the job, May 19.