Dubuque Community Schools Superintendent Stan Rheingans will receive a 1.5% salary increase for the upcoming school year.

School board members voted Monday night to extend Rheingans’ rolling three-year contract to run through June 30, 2022.

“We’re very fortunate to have Stan driving this ship, and I hope everybody in the community recognizes the same,” said Board Member Mike Donohue.

Rheingans’ contract includes a 2019-2020 school year salary of $214,879. He also will receive an additional $22,000 in a retirement account.

Board President Tami Ryan said that when setting Rheingans’ salary, board members consider what superintendents of other, similarly sized districts make each year.

Board members want to make sure that if Rheingans were to leave the district, they would be able to offer competitive compensation to his successor, Ryan said.

“We’re right in the middle, right where we want to be,” she said. “We need to be competitive, and we didn’t give him anything higher than what our lowest bargaining group received (for a total package increase).”

Rheingans told board members that he was pleased to continue serving the district.

“It’s certainly my pleasure and privilege to be superintendent in a fantastic school district,” he said.

Also on Monday, board members:

  • Approved contract agreements for the district’s truck drivers and mechanics, bus drivers and bus attendants, and some secretaries. Those groups will receive 2.25%, 2.25% and 2.31% salary and benefits increases, respectively, for the fiscal year starting July 1.
  • Awarded a $367,500 construction contract to MMC
  • Mechanical Contractors to replace the heating and cooling system in the district’s administrative office.
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