UPDATE | Youngstown schools superintendent stays four more years

YOUNGSTOWN — City schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn will be on the job for four more years, collect 10 percent less in annual salary, and be able to draw on his retirement.

By a 5-2 vote this afternoon, school board members approved Hathorn’s retirement and rehire. He will earn $119,240 annually.

The retirement is effective Sunday. His new contract runs from next Tuesday through July 31, 2017. Before retirement, Hathorn’s annual salary was $132,000.

“This board has one overriding goal, and that is to make the best decisions to benefit our students and families,” board President Richard Atkinson said in a written statement.

He said for more than two years, the board has worked with Hathorn and with the city schools academic distress commission to transform the district into “one defined by student choice and student achievement. Youngstown families now have more pathways and innovative programs leading to relevant jobs and college than any school or district in the area.”

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