School board hammers out contract

File photo of Barbara Thompson during the interview process.
File photo of Barbara Thompson during the interview process.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery County School Board is meeting to discuss a contract offer for newly appointed school superintendent Barbara Thompson.

WSFA 12 News has learned the tentative contract includes a $155,000 per year salary, the same as what former superintendent John Dilworth made when he started with the system.

What's not included in the contract Dilworth signed is a clause that could bring termination to the superintendent for inadequate job performance. That could possibly happen if the superintendent doesn't meet goals of the system's strategic plan. That plan includes several points including improving test scores and each school making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

Another change in the contract includes a 90 notice that must be given before the superintendent leaves the job. A penalty includes giving up one month's salary.

Once the contract terms are approved by the Board it goes to Thompson for her acceptance.

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