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Decatur Superintendent In Line For Pay Raise

If the Decatur School Board approves a two-year contract extension Tuesday, Dr. Phyllis Edwards would be paid $190,000 in 2013-14 and $200,000 in 2014-15, plus receive 15 additional vacation days. The new contract would expire June 30, 2015.

The Decatur School Board is scheduled to decide Tuesday night whether to give Superintendent Phyllis Edwards a two-year contract extension that includes a pay raise and 15 extra vacation days.

If the proposed contract is approved, Edwards would receive annual base salaries of $190,000 for 2013-14 and $200,000 for 2014-15. She's now paid $180,000.

Her annual vacation days would increase from 30 to 45 days. The new contract would run from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2015.

She'd continue to be eligible for a $20,000 performance bonus. In past years, she's turned down the bonus and distributed it to school system employees.

The board last voted on a contract extension for Edwards in November 2011. Click on this link to see a copy of the current contract. She's been superintendent since 2003.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Westchester Building auditorium at 759 Scott Blvd.

To see the full agenda, go to the school system webpage.

contented-NOT February 04, 2013 at 01:14 PM
She does a great job and deserves recognition and financial rewards. Wish she and her board were in charge of DeKalb County Schools!
Donna February 04, 2013 at 04:09 PM
We are lucky to have the stability in leadership needed for continuous improvement in our schools.

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