The Westside Community Schools board has approved a contract for incoming Superintendent Mike Lucas.

The school board voted 5-0 to approve the contract during a special meeting on Thursday afternoon. Board member Adam Yale was absent.

As the leader of Westside, Lucas will make an annual base salary of $230,000. With medical and retirement benefits, money for relocating, a phone stipend and mileage, the entire package for Lucas’ first year is worth $303,067.

Perks in Lucas’ contract include an annual $5,000 transportation allowance, $900 cellphone/Internet reimbursement and $5,000 for relocating.

The money for relocating is only included in the first year of the contract.

The contract begins July 1 and continues through June 30, 2022.

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The contract calls for Lucas to reside within the district and allows the board to conduct a formal review twice during Lucas’ first year and at least once in following years.

Lucas, 46, is currently the superintendent of York Public Schools, where his total compensation package for the 2018-19 school year is $222,335.

Lucas will replace current Superintendent Blane McCann, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

For the current school year, McCann had a base salary of $221,740. His entire salary package is worth $381,497.

On Thursday the school board also approved a consulting agreement with Lucas so the incoming superintendent will be compensated for up to 10 days of work while transitioning to his new role.