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Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

On Tuesday, during the combined work session and regular meeting for the Newton County School Board (BOE), the BOE unanimously approved extending Fuhrey’s current contract by one year.

With this extension, Fuhrey will now be at the helm of the NCSS through the completion of the 2017-2018 school year. She will be paid $149,000 annually.

 “I’d like to thank the members of the Newton County Board of Education for their vote of confidence,” Fuhrey said in a press release. “Our collaboration has paid great dividends as the accomplishments of school system have been outstanding.  We will continue to strive to ensure 100 percent of our students graduate on time and well-prepared to have choices beyond high school.”

This is the second contract extension she has received from the board since assuming the role of the superintendent in 2013.

School board chairwoman Abigail Coggin says that Fuhrey’s proven experience and leadership abilities are reasons why the board chose to extend the contract.

“The Board is grateful for the work she has done and we look forward to her leading the district into the future,” said Coggin in a press release statement. 

Fuhrey has worked in the NCSS since 2001, when she left a position in DeKalb County to assume the role of assistant principal at Indian Creek Middle School, 11051 South Covington By-Pass Rd., Covington.