Hector Garcia

Plano Superintendent of Schools Hector Garcia

Plano Superintendent Hector Garcia has a new five-year contract.

The Plano School Board unanimously approved the contract at its meeting Monday night.

The contract will expire on June 30, 2021

According to the contract, Garcia's base salary for the 2016-2017 school year will be $186,735, which includes a $10,000 stipend for work on the Plano Area Special Education Cooperative.

In subsequent years, Garcia will earn $196,070 in 2017-2018; $205,873 in 2018-2019; $216,166 in 2019-2020; and $226,974 in 2020-2021.

The school board made an amendment to Garcia's current salary for this year, which includes a $20,000 stipend for additional work.  That's in addition to his current base salary of $164,371.

Plano School District 88 will also pay for Garcia's health insurance and the district will pay a stipend of $200 each month for use of his personal car for district business.

Garcia is set to receive 25 days of paid vacation, 11 sick days and two personal days each year.

School Board President Tim Campbell explained that the school board has been very pleased with Garcia.

Campbell says Garcia has accomplished district goals set by the board.

Garcia told WSPY News that he has enjoyed his time in District 88.

Previously, Garcia was an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Lombard School District 87.