The South Washington County School Board last week approved a three-year contract for its new administrative leader.
Dr. Keith Jacobus, set to take over as District 833 superintendent on July 1, , who recently settled a contract dispute that prevents him from filing a lawsuit against the district, according to a report.
Pending final approval by Jacobus, the new superintendent will be paid a salary of $178,000 (with a 2.25 percent increase each of the next two years), a $500 monthly car allowance and five weeks of vacation, according to a release from District 833.
“I couldn’t be more pleased. I am so excited to join the district. My time throughout the interview process solidified my belief that South Washington County Schools is a wonderful district,” Jacobus said in a statement .
Jacobus is wrapping up his work as an Osseo Area Schools assistant superintendent. His education includes a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, a master’s in education from Lesley College and a B.S. from Colorado State University.
“Dr. Jacobus clearly has the skills and leadership abilities that inspire people to want to do their best,” school board chair Leslee Boyd said in a previous release from the district. “His diverse background and, specifically experience with Alternative Learning Centers, and the creative approach he has in working with kids are just a few of the attributes that led to his selection as superintendent for our schools.”