The Rockford school board has approved a contract extension for the district's interim superintendent.
Robert Willis was hired last year to replace LaVonne Sheffield. The deal approved Tuesday night expires in July of 2013. It comes with a more than 20-percent pay increase. Willis' salary will be $225,000 during for the next academic year. Sheffield's salary was $210,000 at the time of her departure. The board of education still plans to launch a search for a permanent superintendent.