Jim Bouché will step away from his duties as principal at Lakeland Union High School and become a part-time district administrator next year.
Bouché and the board have agreed to a one-year contract that begins July 1 of this year, and automatically renews for another year unless either party gives written notice of non-extension by December 31, 2018.
The school board approved the contract Monday. The board president and clerk signed it March 6 with Bouche signing it two days later. The contract calls for Bouché to devote three days per week, with two days on-site, to the duties and responsibilities of district administrator. For that, he will be paid $95,000 in salary, along with benefits including the district paying 90 percent of his group health insurance premium.
The position of full-time principal has yet to be offered to another person, although board president Ed Schaub hinted earlier that it could come from current staff.