ST. CLOUD - Locked in for another year.  The St. Cloud area school board unanimously voted on Thursday night to approve a new one-year contract for Superintendent Bruce Watkins.

The contract which will take him through June of 2013 will increase his salary by just over 2% to $166,500.  Including benefits, the contract is worth about $197,000.

Watkins was the district's superintendent from 2005 through 2008.  In 2010 he agreed to come out of retirement and come back to the district.