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Skinner and School Committee Agree on 3-Year Deal

The Lowell School Committee has reached agreement with Superintendent of Schools Liam Skinner on a new 3-year contract, as first reported by WCAP-AM afternoon host Ryan Johnston during today’s show.

Prior to last week’s executive session to discuss contract terms, we had reported there was support for either a two or a three year deal. However, the regular meeting agenda posted earlier today spells out the full terms of the 3-year agreement.

The new deal takes effect on July 1, 2024 and runs through June 30, 2027.

Skinner, who has been employed with Lowell Public Schools for over 30-years, will make $230,000 in the first year of his deal, a $20,000 bump up from the $210,000 he’s making after agreeing to take the job on an interim basis last summer. His predecessor, Joel Boyd, was paid $240,351.78 at the time he left Lowell to take a job in Philadelphia.

The new contract also calls for a 2.5% raise each year, with the opportunity for another 1% increase if his performance is unanimously rated as “exemplary” during the annual evaluation.

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