Despite Audit, FBI Investigation SJSD Board of Ed Approves Raise for Supt.

By Alan Van Zandt | avanzandt@kq2.com

Published 05/01 2014 05:48PM

Updated 05/02 2014 05:22AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Controversy swirling around the St. Joseph School District has not swayed the Board of Education's confidence in its superintendent.

Dr. Fred Czerwonka will receive a contract extension through the 2016-17 school year.

The contract approved by the board includes a two percent increase from his $190,000 base salary, which matches the two percent raise teachers will receive next year.

The decision was made during an April 10 closed, executive session among board members but not released to the public after the vote.

The school district has been embroiled in a stipend controversy for chief administrators that has led to a state audit.

The FBI is also investigating.

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