MEDINA — Members of the Medina school board backed leadership continuity Monday night with the unanimous approval of a new contract for Superintendent Aaron Sable.
Sable, who first signed a three-year deal with the district in 2016, will stay on as the top educator through July 2024, according to the new agreement that starts in August.
The board voted unanimously to keep Sable and had many great things to say about him and his time in this position.
“I’d like to point out that Mr. Sable has been with the district now for two and a half years,” said Rebecca Parkhurst, board president. “And, in that time, he has worked diligently to instill trust back into the community and the district and has provided financial stability with the recent passage of a levy.”
Parkhurst was referencing a cloud of negativity that surrounded the previous board in 2013 that left many Medina residents with little faith in the school district’s leaders. The current board, with the help of Sable, brought that trust back, she said.
“You walked into something that wasn’t the most pleasant or most easy and I feel you’ve been diligent and I think you’ve done a tremendous job of helping the community learn to trust and have earned that trust,” said David Chambers, district treasurer.
Sable’s new contract is for a five-year deal and is available for viewing at medinabees.org. Board members said the five-year contract speaks to the confidence they have in Sable to continue to give 100 percent to the district.
“We know that he is going to work hard for the district and make sure that we continue toward even higher levels of excellence,” said board member Rob Skidmore.
Sable will be paid a base annual salary of $147,084, effective Aug. 1. His salary will increase each year as follows:
- 2019 — $147,084
- 2020 — $ 150,761
- 2021 — $154,153
- 2022 — $156,466
- 2023 — $158,030
(The salary increase goes into effect each year Aug. 1.)
After Sable’s term, he could be reappointed into the position if he and the board think it is fit.