The new superintendent of Anoka-Hennepin Schools, the largest district in the state, will make $270,000 a year, plus bonuses and benefits, under a contract approved by the school board Monday.
Cory McIntyre, who currently leads Osseo Area Schools, will replace interim Superintendent Katherine Maguire next summer. McIntyre beat out four other candidates for the job, including Sartell-St. Stephen Superintendent Jeffery Ridlehoover, St. Paul Assistant Superintendent Yeu Vang, and former Prior Lake-Savage Superintendent Teri Staloch.
The approved three-year contract states McIntyre will earn an annual salary of $270,000, with 2% increases available each year. He will also be eligible for performance bonuses of up to 15% each fiscal year, which amounts to $40,500.
Former Superintendent David Law made about $230,000 in his final year on the job, which was tied for the sixth-highest in the state, according to the Pioneer Press.
Like most districts across the state, test scores in all subject areas have declined significantly over the last four years in Osseo schools.
McIntyre will take over on July 1 of next year.
“Anoka-Hennepin Schools has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a belief that all students can learn at high levels,” McIntyre said in a press release. “I believe the mission and vision of the District is a match with my philosophy of education, and my skills and abilities as a leader.”