Monday, the Shawnee Board of Education approved the renewal of a contract with Superintendent Dr. April Grace.

Monday, the Shawnee Board of Education approved the renewal of a contract with Superintendent Dr. April Grace.

Grace was granted a three-year extension, to which she'll receive a retention bonus at the end of the three years, along with annual percentage increases in salary.

In other business:

• The board thanked Board Member John Soap for his service as the February meeting will be the last of his term.

• The board approved the proposed calendar for 2018-19 school year, which slightly modifies the length and dates of various breaks. School will start Aug. 16, but students will receive longer breaks, such as students receiving the entire week of Thanksgiving off in 2018.

Christmas break will be Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019.