The Shelby County Board of Education has ratified James Neihof's contract as superintendent for the school system.
The contract, which will last from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2012, will give Neihof an annual base salary of $125,000 for the first year.
In subsequent years, the board can increase his salary by the same percentage rate as the certified teachers with the same rank and experience.
Neihof's salary just tops the pay of the district's last fulltime superintendent, Elaine Farris.
Farris' annual salary during her last year was $123,554.