School board President F.E. Shaheen said trustees picked Northern for the post after spending many hours in meetings.
‘We’re here today to recommend that he sign a contract,’ Shaheen said.
On a motion made by DeEtte Edens, the board unanimously voted to hire Northern. He will begin working here July 1.
The contract calls for the new administrator to be paid $132,000 a year. Northern will receive a fuel allowance and he will use his own vehicle. He will receive 15 days of vacation each year and an annual payment of $3,000 that he can put into an annuity, said Shaheen.
Northern was named the lone finalist for the job on May 5.