The Muscogee County School Board may have offered the job of superintendent to Susan Andrews, but there are still some things that need to be worked out before she takes office.
The board voted 7-2 to offer the job to Andrews, a sitting superintendent in the Harris County School System, during a board meeting Monday night.
She will begin negotiations on a contract this week. The contract will detail her salary and benefits, as well as the day she would begin work in the school system and her length of employment.
The board will vote on the contract at its regular meeting on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the Bradley Library.
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Before Andrews begins work, former superintendent John Phillips will continue to lead the system as a part-time interim superintendent. Phillips has been serving as interim since September. His initial 90-day interim contract expired Nov. 30, but the board decided Monday night to continue employing him on a part-time basis until Andrews takes over.
The details of his interim contract will be determined this week and voted on at the Dec. 8 board meeting.
If the board continues to employ Phillips part-time, he will receive 49 percent of his $250,181.44 salary — about $122,580. He is also drawing retirement benefits from the state. The exact amount of his retirement benefits is not public record, but, based on his years of service and compensation package, the amount could come to about $180,000 annually.