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August 31, 2013

MPS extends superintendent Thornton's contract to 2016

The Milwaukee Public Schools Board has extended Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent Gregory Thorntonâ;€™s contract through 2016, a district spokesman said Friday.

Thorntonâ;€™s salary and benefits under the next contract werenâ;€™t immediately available, spokesman Tony Tagliavia said. His previous salary was $265,000. The board approved the contract extension Thursday night.

Thornton joined the district in 2010 and has been popular with the Milwaukee business community, although how long he willâ;€¦;

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