LIVERMORE FALLS — Regional School Unit 36 directors have finalized a contract with new Superintendent Sue Pratt of Strong, board Chairman Ashley O’Brien said.
It is a one year contract and her salary is $95,000, he said. She will officially begin her duties on July 1 but will be helping the district out prior to that, O’Brien said.
Current Superintendent Judith Harvey makes $105,000 a year and will retire June 30.
Pratt, an assistant superintendent of Mt. Blue Regional School District in the Farmington area, will help Harvey develop a school improvement plan for Livermore Falls High School, O’Brien said.
She will also help with the high school principal search and participate in the consolidation effort between RSU 36 and Jay school systems.
O’Brien said the district didn’t advertise for a superintendent. Instead the board met in executive session and received advice from former interim Superintendent Dave Wall that there were 16 active searches on for superintendents. He advised that if the board found a candidate, they should go for it, O’Brien said.
Subsequently Sue Pratt’s name came up while he was talking budget with Mt. Blue RSD Superintendent Mike Cormier, he said.
They sought out Pratt, he said, who was already being offered another position with a different system and the board decide to go after her, O’Brien said.
“We did not want to lose her,” he said.