Published: Jun 03, 2011 10:52 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 04, 2011 12:59 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. Joseph Burke addressed principals, school employees and business leaders at the State of the Schools breakfast Friday morning. 

The incoming superintendent talked about the need to build on the success the district has experienced the last several years. The event came a day after school board members signed off on a 3 year contract for the long time educator. 

Burke will make $185,000 a year and could earn up $10,000 in performance pay. 

The board has 120 days to outline the goals for next school year. 

The incoming superintendent hopes to fill two key post in the transportation department before his July 1st start date. Burke says he wants to cut transportation costs following an audit of the county bus system last year. 

Burke is also facing a $48 million budget deficit.