New leader signs Omak contract

Superintendent will receive a salary of $135,000 annually

— The Omak School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract for Erik Swanson to become the district’s next superintendent on Wednesday, May 15.

Swanson’s contract includes an annual salary of $135,000 and includes 30 days of paid vacation per year.

On June 1, he will officially assume the duties of superintendent.

Swanson’s salary will be the same as Art Himmler’s salary when he joined the district as superintendent in 2009.

Swanson was selected out of a pool of 21 applicants.

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