School superintendent asks for contract with either a raise or pink slip

Frankfort's school superintendent asks for a contract extension.
Frankfort's school superintendent asks for a contract extension.

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – The Frankfort schools superintendent is asking for a contract extension with a catch.

Community Schools of Frankfort Superintendent Don DeWeese asked his school board for a two-year contract extension through June 2017 at a meeting this week.

DeWeese told News 18 that he doesn’t want contract negotiations, which currently end in June 2015, to conflict with a coming tax referendum on high school improvements.

He wants the extension to have a new feature.

If the referendum is successful, he wants to negotiate a higher salary. If it’s not, he wants to be fired so the board can hire someone who can get the referendum passed.

DeWeese said the board seemed agreeable to his request and will work with an attorney to draft the terms.

He hopes a public hearing on his contract can be held in late May, with a vote slated for the board’s June meeting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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