Aiken County schools' superintendent to stay through 2013

The Aiken County school board unanimously approved a two-year contract extension Tuesday for Superintendent Beth Everitt, which will run through June 30, 2013.

Dr. Everitt said she felt it was a vote of confidence in the work she's completed in her first two years with the district.

Dr. Everitt received a three-year contract in January of 2008 after beating two former Aiken County administrators for the superintendent's position. She joined the district after spending 25 years in Albuquerque, N.M., where she last served as superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools. The contract was renewed at her current salary, which was reported as $166,000 by the school district for the 2008-2009 school year.

The board said Dr. Everitt "provided strong leadership and made extraordinary efforts to move the district forward," according to a statement issued by board Chairwoman Christine Harkins.



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