By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — School officials said yesterday that incoming Superintendent Dr. Brendan Minnihan will earn $140,000 for school year 2016-2017. School administrators were responding to a Right to Know request from The Laconia Daily Sun.
Minnihan was chosen in December to take over the helm and replace interim Superintendent Phil McCormack, who has a one-year contract to head the district. He was named interim after the departure of Superintendent Terri Forsten who left Laconia to take over as the head of the Concord School District.
During her last year in Laconia, Forsten earned $122,238 and officials said the budget for superintendent for this year was $127,000. McCormack will earn nearly that much as an interim but without a benefit package.
Former Superintendent Bob Champlin, who retired in 2013, earned $115,232.
By means of comparison, Laconia's Town Manager Scott Myers earns $120,000 annually while other Laconia Department heads like the police chief and the fire chief earn around $90,000 per year.
Minnihan, who is finishing his final year as Superintendent at Connecticut Valley, or ConVal, Regional School District, is slated to begin on July 1.
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