Westerville Superintendent Dan Good has agreed to a five-year contract with the school district.

Westerville Superintendent Dan Good has agreed to a five-year contract with the school district.

The board of education approved the contract at its Nov. 22 meeting. The contract comes with a 5-percent raise, the first Good has seen since he began with the district in 2007. That brings his annual salary to $189,000.

The contract also will carry a cost-of-living adjustment tied to the Consumer Price Index over the course of the five years. In addition, the contract includes $500 a month for his vehicle, $100 a month for personal communication devices and $400 a month for other expenses.

Board President Kristi Robbins said the district has benefited from Good's leadership, both fiscally and academically.

She said the district has seen steady increases in its performance on the state report card since Good was hired in 2007, and she said Good led the Westerville district in making budget cuts that allowed it to stretch its 2006 levy and uphold a promise to voters to stay off the ballot until 2009.

"The improvements we've made as a school district are evident, both in terms of academics and our overall operations," Robbins said. "Dr. Good's exemplary professionalism and long list of accomplishments have caused him to be very much in demand by other school districts, but I'm pleased to say that with the board's approval of this contract, the Westerville school district will benefit from his services for at least the next five years."

In drafting the contract, Robbins said the district looked at contracts for superintendents around central Ohio to make sure it was presenting a fair and competitive contract.

"The board has worked hard to craft a contract that reflects best practices from other school districts and that is commensurate with the expectations of a high-caliber superintendent," Robbins said.