The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to extended Superintendent Heath E. Morrison’s contract an additional year.
“I am very pleased that the Board of Education has expressed such great confidence in my performance,” Morrison said in a news release issued by CMS. “Much of my first year and a half in CMS has been spent building collaborative relationships with the Board, the public and other key stakeholders in CMS. Although much work remains to be done, I am very encouraged with the start we’ve made so far.”
Morrison’s contract will expire June 30, 2017.
The extension allows for reimbursement of the superintendent’s contribution of six percent of his salary to the state retirement plan ($11,520 for fiscal year 2013) and a provision establishing a fund to buy additional years of service in the state retirement plan if the superintendent remains employed by CMS through July 1, 2022. That fund will grow at the Board’s discretion.
The Board also granted a request from Morrison to leave his $288,000 salary unchanged.