MOISD board discusses superintendent contract

BIG RAPIDS — The year has started with discussing the contract of the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District’s new superintendent Steve Locke. During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, board members and Locke signed his contract for the position.

Locke’s salary was set at $125,000 for the superintendent position and the board is offering Locke an allowance of $7,500 to further his education.

“We felt this was fair for him,” said Board President Marie Wilkerson.

The entire contract will be available online soon.

Also taking on a new position with the MOISD, board members approved appointing Benjamin Bryant as a secondary resource room teacher to the school’s U.S. 10 corridor.

During the meeting, board members heard about recent departmental efforts to work together to improve literacy.

“We are working toward being more efficient in streamlining literacy at the MOISD,” Locke said.

In other business, board members were updated on an auction of school materials and vehicles, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Auction items include International buses, vans, saws, drills and more. Attendees will be inside for the auction, except for the sale of vehicles.

The next board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, at the Resource Center, located at 15760 190th Ave., Big Rapids.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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