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District 220 Superintendent's Contract Extended

Dr. Tom Leonard will serve as superintendent of Barrington schools through June of 2017.

Information provided by Barrington 220 School District

The Barrington 220 Board of Education has approved a five-year contract for Superintendent Tom Leonard, retroactive to July 1, 2012, which continues his current agreement for three additional years. The extension means he will serve as superintendent of schools through June 30, 2017.


In determining Leonard’s extended agreement, the Board of Education studied current superintendent contracts in more than 30 comparable school districts throughout the greater-Chicago area. Leonard’s total compensation is in the middle of this reference group. With the extension, Leonard’s salary for 2014-15 will be frozen for one school year. In both 2015-16 and 2016-17, he will receive annual adjustments equivalent to any change in the Consumer Price Index.
 
Leonard was formerly principal of Barrington High School for six years, beginning in July 2001. He has been superintendent of the 9,200-student pre-K-12 school system since July 2007. Although Leonard was planning to retire at the conclusion of his current contract, the Board of Education initiated discussions to extend his services beyond 2014.

“Dr. Leonard provides exceptional leadership during these uncertain and challenging times,” said Board of Education President Brian Battle. “As a Board, we value Tom’s significant contributions to our community schools. This extension will create stability and continuity in Barrington 220, both academically and financially. The community, staff and students respect him, and we believe this contract extension is appropriate given the vital role Dr. Leonard serves.”

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