Lee County School Board approves superintendent contract

Superintendent Christopher Bernier
Christopher Bernier (CREDIT: Lee County school district)

The Lee County school district has a new superintendent.

Christopher Bernier will be sworn in on May 16.

The Lee County School Board approved a two-and-a-half-year contract for Bernier during their meeting on Tuesday night. The contract automatically extends to three-and-a-half years if the proposal to make the superintendent and elected position fail in the state legislature or ballot box.

Bernier will have an annual salary of $255,000 and will receive a moving allowance of $20,000.

Prior to being sworn in, Bernier will work with the district on a consulting contract during which he will develop a plan for his first 100 days.

Bernier is coming to Lee County from the Clark County School District in Las Vegas.

Bernier spent 32 years with the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando working from his way up from teacher, to principal to eventually associate superintendent for nine years, the Lee County school district said.

Bernier will replace Ken Savage, who was appointed superintendent in Jun 2021 after Greg Adkins announced his retirement.


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