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Arlington school superintendent gets raise, contract extension

School Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos had a good night Thursday: The school board gave him a contract extension through 2017, a 5 percent raise and a 12.7 percent bonus.

“He’s done a good job,” Trustee John Hibbs said on his way out of the meeting at 9:30 p.m. “We want to keep him.”

Cavazos was hired in December 2012 with a three-year contract and a $250,000 salary. Last year, he got a 5 percent raise and an extension through 2016. He also got a 10 percent lump-sum bonus.

A news release from the Arlington school district about the latest extension said Cavazos “earned a 12.7 percent incentive payment for demonstrated performance on measurable performance indicators.”

Officials did not release a copy of the current contract, so the exact figures could not be learned. Trustees did not discuss the matter in open session.

Under Cavazos’ leadership, the district won approval from voters in May for the largest bond package in Tarrant County history — $663 million, with updates to virtually every school.