Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield has agreed to a contract extension that will take him through the 2019-20 school year.
School board members agreed by a vote of 4-0 to a one-year extension of the superintendent’s contract at their meeting Monday night. Board member Bill Thompson was absent from the meeting.
Schofield, who is in his 13th year with the school district and 12th as superintendent, expressed appreciation to the board for its support.
“It’s an honor to work in this community,” Schofield said. “We’ve got an incredible team. I want to thank the board for your continued support. I just pledge to do everything within my ability to serve the boys and girls of this community, so thank you.”
Board Chairman Nath Morris said last week that the board has tried to keep Schofield’s contract at three years and in recent years has tied the extension to the superintendent’s annual evaluation.
Board members completed Schofield’s annual review July 24 in executive session, but released the written results of the evaluation about a week later, showing the superintendent scored a 4.0 or higher in each category out of a possible 5 points. Morris said at the time the evaluation was released that he would be proposing a contract extension for Schofield.
The contract calls for Schofield to be paid $218,883.90 for the current fiscal year and receive percentage salary increases in the following two years of the contract “equal to the percentage increase of the average teacher salary for that fiscal year.”