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Duluth School Board approves 3-year contract extension for superintendent

Magas was hired in 2020 and started in his role that summer.

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Duluth Superintendent John Magas stands on his home’s balcony with Historic Old Central High School’s clock tower visible in the background.
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DULUTH — The Duluth School Board announced late Tuesday night that it had approved a three-year contract extension for district superintendent John Magas.

According to a news release from the school district, the contract extension features a “4.725% increase to the base salary in the first year and 2.14% in the second year and 2.19% in the third year," and “this contract will bring the pay for the superintendent in alignment with Minnesota districts of similar size.”

“I am very humbled by the support of the Duluth School Board and their confidence in me to continue the important work of the district,” Magas said in the release. “Entering the role of superintendent during the pandemic certainly had its share of challenges, but it also illuminated the strength and resilience of our students and the unwavering dedication of our staff members. Through our current strategic planning efforts, I am completely confident that we will take the education of our learners to new heights as we advance equity within our district.”

Magas was hired in 2020 and started in his role that summer.

“We continue to build an atmosphere that encourages highly qualified persons to seek and hold our highest district jobs,” Board chair Jill Lofald said in the release. “Offering this three-year contract to superintendent Magas furthers the goal of the board to hold on to strong leaders as they continue to move our district forward.”

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