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Will County D-92 superintendent won't be back after school year

Peter Sullivan
Peter Sullivan

LOCKPORT – The superintendent for Will County School District 92 plans to leave at the end of the school year, according to an email he sent to district staff.

In a Nov. 17 email, District 92 Superintendent Peter Sullivan said Board President Michael Messina and he wanted to share that Sullivan’s contract would not be extended beyond June 30. Sullivan’s two-year contract was up last June but allowed for the board to extend it for one additional year.

Sullivan declined to comment on his contract. Messina failed to respond to a call for comment Tuesday.

The board will begin the process of searching for a superintendent, Sullivan said in his email. He said he was proud of the “collective efforts that have occurred over the past four years that have impacted the lives of our students.”

“While I will be leaving the district, I am committed to making the coming months the best of my career and ask for your continued partnership in those efforts,” Sullivan said.

Since July 1, 2015, Sullivan has been the superintendent of the K-8 Lockport district with 1,521 students, according to the 2016-17 Illinois Report Card. The school district has three elementary schools and one junior high school.

His starting salary for the 2015-16 school year was $163,770, according to his contract.

Under his contract, Sullivan was tasked with ensuring at least 50 percent or more of students across the district meet growth targets measured by math and reading assessments. Any percentage below 44 percent would be considered unsatisfactory.

Sullivan also was responsible for facilitating a goal-setting process with board members. His contract also required he help improve the image and perception of the district to the public by highlighting district programs and accomplishments by students and staff.

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