Bedford (Onio) Hires Its Top Choice for Superintendent

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It’s official. Bedford Public Schools has a new superintendent.

The Board of Education last week unanimously approved a three-year contract for Mark Kleinhans, the candidate selected as its top choice during a search this year. He will be paid $130,000 for the 2013-14 school year.

The salary in subsequent years is to be negotiated but will not be less than in the previous year. His starting date is expected to be July 1. If the board does not give 90 days’ notice before the contract’s termination date of its intent not to renew, the contract is considered extended for another year.

Mr. Kleinhans will get health insurance and a taxable $8,000 annual stipend for job-related expenses. The district will pay relocation costs of up to $1,300, provided he opts to live within district boundaries. Mr. Kleinhans, 51, has been superintendent of Montrose Community Schools in Genesee County since 2002. Before that, he was principal of Montrose’s middle school for 10 years.

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