Skinkis’ contract extended through 2018

Goals to include technology, life safety

Lauren Grimaldi, News Editor

On Saturday April 12, at the Committee of the Whole Meeting, the school board voted to extend Superintendent Kevin Skinkis’ contract through June 30, 2018. Skinkis came to the school in 2011 and his original contract was set to expire in summer 2015.

“Dr. Skinkis has done a good job here and as he continues to gain experience, he is only going to get better. It was in the best interest of the District to extend his contract,” board member Garry Gryczan said in a press release.

The release also stated that the base salary for the superintedent is $193,000 per year. However, performance based raises tied to things such as  improved ACT scores and increasing the graduation rate are possible.

“I was part of the Board that hired Kevin back in 2011,” Board President Matt Sinde said. “I can tell you that he has far exceeded the expectations we had for him, considering he was a first time superintendent. His leadership has provided the financial and operational stability the District needed during some of the toughest times in RB history. His ability to collaborate with both the Board and the staff has provided the direction the District needs to move forward.”

Sinde also discussed Skinkis’ future goals for the district.

“The Board is excited to see how he will lead the District over the next four years. We (the Board) want him to focus on improving the overall academic performance of RBHS, implementing the District’s technology plan, and addressing the items identified in the Life Safety / Facility Assessment report,” he said.