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Superintendent gets new contract and a raise

The Hudson Board of Education voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten's contract for another year effective July 1. They also voted to give her a 3.8 percent increase in salary including benefits.

Currently Bowen-Eggebraaten is paid $120,000. Her total package with benefits for her first year on the job was $156,531, according to fiscal director Arnie Fett.

Fett said the new package has to be calculated based on insurance premiums that have gone up 19.6 percent for health insurance and 10.6 percent for dental coverage.

The board conducted a performance evaluation of Bowen-Eggebraaten in closed session following their regular meeting on April 18. They came back into open session to approve the contract and her raise.

Bowen-Eggebraaten was named Hudson school superintendent last July to replace Ron Bernth, who retired after 17 years on the job. Bowen-Eggebraaten has both classroom and administrative experience and served as assistant superintendent at the Kimberly Area School District near Appleton prior to accepting the position in Hudson.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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