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Hernando schools, new superintendent reach contract agreement

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board and its next superintendent, Lori Romano, reached a tentative contract agreement on Monday following weeks of negotiation.

“It’s nice to get it done,” said board chairman Matt Foreman, who was part of the district’s negotiating team. “I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Romano and to continue to make sure our school district is well taken care of.”

Romano, 41, said she is excited about her new job.

“I just can’t wait to get started,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.”

Romano, currently the director of adult, community, secondary and virtual education programs in Martin County, will make $117,000 in the first year and $120,000 in the second year, said Foreman. The salary in the third year is subject to negotiations.

The district initially offered Romano a salary of $101,000 — an amount that fell near the bottom of the advertised salary range of $100,000 to $130,000. Romano and her lawyer countered with a request for $130,000.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 6:31pm]


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