Board of Education Extends Superintendent’s Contract
Published by Angel Hoggard on October 9, 2019
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Fayetteville, NCDuring Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. received the nod to continue leading the school system at least through June 30, 2023. The Board voted to extend Dr. Connelly’s original contract by one year, which is the maximum extension allowed by law.

“Tonight, I can report that the Board has completed the superintendent’s annual evaluation, and Dr. Connelly received an overall rating of “commendable,” which is the highest possible rating,” said Donna Vann, Board Chair. “Dr. Connelly has done a remarkable job of listening and learning about the needs of our school system. Using a collaborative approach, he has led the effort to produce a comprehensive Strategic Plan that will help move Cumberland County Schools forward.”

In light of Dr. Connelly’s stellar performance as superintendent, his contract extension includes an annual base salary of $246,000 and a change to the contract buyout clause, so that any contract buyout would require a two-thirds vote, instead of a simple majority.

Dr. Connelly became the superintendent of CCS on July 1, 2018. Since that time, the school system has implemented The Cumberland Commitment: Strategic Plan 2024, achieved a historic graduation rate of 83.8 percent and developed a tiered support structure to equitably allocate resources and increase student success.

“I am thankful to the Board for the opportunity to serve as the leader of this great school system, and I am fully committed to this important work,” said Dr. Connelly. “We have a remarkable team of district and school leaders, teachers, staff, parents, and community partners, who are committed to helping all students reach their maximum potential. Over the past year, we have charted our course to achieve academic excellence for all students. The journey continues – we can and we will do this together.”
        

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