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No objections raised during public hearing on Valparaiso school superintendent's contract

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Valparaiso School Superintendent Dr. Jim McCall speaks to the Valparaiso School Board members during their May 19 meeting.

The Valparaiso School Board is looking to extend the superintendent's contract.

The proposed agreement would keep Dr. Jim McCall with Valparaiso Community Schools through June 2025, with the possibility for automatic extensions through June 2030. The contract would raise McCall's base salary to $175,000 but would also make him eligible for the same raises and retention stipends given to other administrators in the future.

No comments were offered during a public hearing Friday. School board vice president Jennifer Bognar said the board will vote on the contract during another special meeting to be held later this month.

McCall recently guided Valparaiso Community Schools through a successful referendum renewal, but the district has also faced criticism over a last fall's mask mandate and the treatment of a transgender student, among other issues.