Eric Gordon Cleveland schools CEO

Eric Gordon, Cleveland schools CEO

Cleveland schools CEO gets 4-year extension

Eric Gordon has led the school system since 2011.

The Cleveland school board has extended the contract of district CEO Eric Gordon for another four years.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the contract, which runs through June 2019, gives Gordon a $12,000 raise--from $227,000 to $239,200--and gives him bonuses of up to $25,000 a year if the district meets key improvement goals.

In voting unanimously to extend Gordon's contract, board members cited his leadership and the stability he has brought to the district.

Gordon became CEO in 2011 when he was promoted from his position as the district's chief academic officer.

The bonuses Gordon can earn involve meeting targets for higher graduation rates and student attendance rates; increasing the numbers of parents who come to parent-teacher conferences; bringing about better reading performance among third-grade students; reducing the number of schools labeled as "failing;" and increasing the number of students enrolled in high-performing schools.

 

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