BRIDGMAN — Bridgman Public Schools Superintendent Shane Peters has been rated “highly effective” in his annual performance evaluation.

Bridgman school board President Eric Ramso said Peters has earned a contract extension through December 2025 and a 3-percent pay hike, boosting his salary from $129,256 to $133,134 for 2022.

“Superintendent Peters continues to provide strong leadership focused on enhancing student achievement and growth,” Ramso said.

According to a news release from the Board of Education, Bridgman Public Schools’ graduation rate is more than 95 percent, and student attendance at all three school buildings remains at or above 90 percent.

Further, educators at all three school buildings provided 1.5 years of face-to-face instruction through successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board said.

Ramso said Bridgman Public Schools students continue to improve and excel in proficiency in English language arts and math.

According to the board’s news release about the superintendent’s performance review, students who took the spring 2020 M-STEP assessment tests in those subjects scored above state and county averages.

Students who took the Spring 2020 SAT tests in English language arts and math also scored above state and county averages, the news release said.

Further, all three of Bridgman Public Schools buildings received an “A” grade on the recently-released school report card from the Michigan Department of Education.

Additionally, for the school year ending June 30, 2021, the district added money back to the general fund, which the board said is now at a healthy 24.5 percent.

Besides leading a school district, Peters is an active community member and has established relationships with local business and community leaders, the board said. He is a member of several local service clubs and organizations such as the Bridgman Chamber and Growth Alliance, Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence and Lory’s Place.

“The Bridgman Board of Education would like to thank Superintendent Peters for his continued service, dedication and leadership of Bridgman Public Schools,” Ramso said in the release. “The board would also like to thank the community for their continued support, and we are excited about the future of Bridgman Public Schools.”

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