When they met Wednesday, the Leavenworth Board of Education approved a two-year extension of the superintendent's contract.

When they met Wednesday, the Leavenworth Board of Education approved a two-year extension of the superintendent's contract.

Mike Roth also will receive a $7,500 raise.

Board members also approved other changes to the superintendent's contract.

Roth previously has been working for the district under one-year contracts. He has been the superintendent of Leavenworth public schools since 2014.

Roth's old contract is set to expire at the end of June.

The contract extension will be for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, said Robert Hingula, attorney for the school board.

The new contract will expire June 30, 2019.

Roth's current salary is $147,756. This does not include the pay increase he will be receiving with the contract extension.

Other changes in the contract include modifications to reimbursement for the superintendent's travel and reimbursement for membership to local, state and national organizations.

Board members unanimously approved the contract extension after meeting behind closed doors in executive session.

At one point, the meeting was adjourned so board president Mike Carney and Hingula could have negotiation discussions in private with Roth, board vice president Doug Darling said.

Earlier in the meeting, the superintendent took time to recognize the seven board members as part of School Board Recognition Month.

"Thank you for what you do," Roth said.

He presented board members with certificates and copies of a group photo of the board.

"You have done a great job helping guide us," Roth said.

The superintendent joked that he will double the salaries of the board members. Board members receive no salaries for their service.

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