Muscogee Co. school district superintendent's contract to be extended

Muscogee County School District superintendent’s contract to be extended

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The vote will officially take place next week, but Muscogee County School Board members have already indicated that they want to keep Superintendent David Lewis beyond his original contract.

Chairman Rob Varner says the plan is to extend his agreement for another year.

It was originally a three year agreement, and one year of the contract has already passed, so that means the superintendent will be retained for at least three more years assuming the vote goes as planned next week.

Chairman Varner says the vote follows the superintendent's annual review in which he received very high marks in every category.

Some of the positive comments dealt specifically with the superintendent's planning and communication style, both within the district and outside of it.

Board members were also impressed with the actions the superintendent has already taken on his 120-day assessment of the district.

"I'm certainly going to work to instill that trust they placed in me, and do the best job I possibly can every day on behalf of our district and its students," said superintendent Lewis.

Also mentioned at the work session was an explanation of how the district is spending its special purpose local option sales tax or splost money.

The presentation went into great detail about various construction projects, new technology, improvements and upgrades in the district thanks to those tax dollars.

"It reminded the public what we said we were going to do five years ago, and then it showed the public, very appropriately, what has been done," says Varner.

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