Salary Decided for JMC Superintendent

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn.- Around $150,000. That is the salary on the table for the next leader of the Jackson-Madison County School System.

Thursday night, the school board met and decided on the superintendent's salary and got an update on the search firm, BWP, that, according to chairman David Clifft said there are already people applying for the position. However, an exact number was not given.

It was also announced that a three-person panel of board members will be formed to help draw up a performance-based contract that could include an even higher salary.

Board members are encouraging parents and community members to attend a public hearing next Monday, where you can voice your opinions.

"(To) tell the board what they're interested in seeing in a new superintendent, what they would like to see in a new superintendent, any ideas that they want the board to take into consideration when interviewing or when considering someone to hire," said David Clifft,
chairman of the Jackson-Madison County School Board.

The public forum is set for Monday, November 12 at 6 p.m.
Clifft said the comments will be recorded and forwarded to the individuals performing the search.


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