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D-47 Superintendent Kathy Hinz receives 2.5 percent raise

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 Superintendent Kathy Hinz.
Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 Superintendent Kathy Hinz.

CRYSTAL LAKE – The District 47 School Board voted to give Superintendent Kathy Hinz a 2.5 percent raise next school year. 

Board members voted last week, 5-0 with two abstentions, to grant Hinz the raise for the 2017-18 school year beginning July 1. 

Hinz, who has served as superintendent since mid-2013, has spent her entire 21-year career in education with the district. She was earning $177,150 during the 2015-16 school year, the most recent one for which the district has an online salary report. 

She currently is in the second year of a three-year contract extension that board members granted her in 2015

Board members Rob Fetzner, Betsy Les, Ryan Farrell, Eileen Paisgrove and Curt Wadlington voted in favor of the raise. Members Jonathan Powell and John Pellikan, who were just elected to the board last month, abstained.

Hinz was named interim superintendent in 2013 to replace former Superintendent Donn Mendoza, who resigned.

After six months as interim, she officially took over the top role at the beginning of 2014.

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