Highlights: At Monday’s BoE Meeting Superintendent Moody was Given a 4-Year Contract Extension. Update on Western Elementary

Posted on October 25, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ In a surprise move the Board of Education, after a lengthy closed session, handed Superintendent Lynn Moody a 4-year contract extension that lasts until June 30th, 2020.  The vote was unanimous.

Many in the county question the wisdom of Moody’s one-on-one initiative tied to the extremely expensive purchase of Apple Air laptops and iPads and the school systems woeful letter grades especially inside Salisbury’s city limits where all 4 schools achieved Ds.  Will literacy improve in 2017?

Assistant Superintendent Anthony Vann provided an update on the proposed Western Elementary School.  He reported on the details of a Phase I study that said there were minor challenges with the site’s soil and underground storage tanks (a second underground may exist on the property).  The property is a 41 acre site that includes the present grounds of the Cleveland Elementary School.

The board was updated on low performing district schools, the school system’s literacy framework, and individual school improvement plans.

The board approved a $1,500 bonus for principals and a $1,000 bonus for assistant principals.




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