Aiken County school board extends superintendent's contract

The Aiken County school board has decided to extend Superintendent Beth Everitt’s contract another year, through June 30, 2015.

Board members conducted Everitt’s 2010-11 performance evaluation during an executive session Tuesday. The board’s contract with Everitt requires that she be evaluated annually.

In a news release, the board noted it is pleased with the progress made so far with student achievement, though it acknowledged there is still room for more improvement.

“The board believes Dr. Everitt is the person the district needs to enable it to continue to realize progress,” board Chairwoman Rosemary English said in the release.

Everitt did not receive additional pay because of the evaluation. However, she did receive a 1 percent increase in her salary effective July 1, along with other district employees who did not receive step increases.



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