This salary represents an approximately 35 percent increase over the salary paid to current superintendent Dr. Peter Wharton.
The Board in Rapid City will benefit from a number of long-range planning efforts that have been completed in recent years under Superintendent Peter Wharton, including a facilities plan, a strategic plan for Native American education, and a well-developed District Improvement Plan.
For background on the District's search for a superintendent in 1998 and comments on Dr. Peter Wharton's
tenure in Rapid City
, see Kayla Gahagan's June 26, 2009 article in the Rapid City Journal