Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson completed his first year on the job Tuesday and the school board extended his contract and gave him a raise.
Hinson was given a new three-year contract which extends to June 30, 2017. The previous contract was set to expire in 2016. His base salary will increase from $217,950 per year to $232,280. All of the financial considerations in the contract remain the same, including a $25,000 annual payment to a tax sheltered annuity on his behalf.
As in the old agreement, the superintendent will receive a $750 per month car allowance and 30 days paid vacation in addition to leave days for spring and winter break.
The contracts call for an automatic one-year extension unless the board gives notice of non-renewal by December 31.
Hinson has begun several new initiatives in his year at Shawnee Mission. A major technology change will be introduced at district schools this fall and a number of facilities changes are under way or under consideration. A shawneemissionpost.com poll this week on the district’s direction under Hinson’s leadership showed overwhelming approval of his performance.
The board approved the contract without comment.