Kennewick renews superintendent's contract

The Kennewick School Board on Wednesday renewed the contract of Superintendent Dave Bond.

The new contract expires June 30, 2014. The district pays Bond an annual salary of $117,000. He is eligible to receive additional performance bonuses of up to $18,000, pending quarterly reviews.

The national average pay for a superintendent of a district of Kennewick's size is $178,000, according to the nonprofit Educational Research Service.

Superintendents west of the Rocky Mountains get paid an average of $172,000, the nonprofit says.