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School board votes to give Wilcox new 4-year contract

Washington County superintendent's salary to remain the same

June 19, 2012
  • Clayton M. Wilcox
Clayton M. Wilcox

The Washington County Board of Education voted 6-0 on Tuesday to give Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox a new four-year contract, extending his tenure by one year.

The new contract, effective July 1, replaces Wilcox’s initial four-year contract that took effect on July 1, 2011, after he was hired.

Given budgetary constraints, Wilcox declined any compensation increase at present so his salary will remain the same, according to school board President Wayne Ridenour.

Wilcox’s initial contract came with a $190,550 annual salary.

Ridenour said the school board issued Wilcox a new four-year contract rather than extend his initial contract by a year because state law requires school superintendents to have four-year contracts.

Wilcox thanked the board for the new contract.

Board member Justin Hartings congratulated Wilcox on a great first year, in which he “hit the ground running” and faced lots of challenges.

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After the meeting, Ridenour said the new contract was a way to show Wilcox that the board is “buying into his commitment and his vision for the future.”

Board member W. Edward Forrest was absent from the seven-member panel.


— Julie E. Greene
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