Russell board to mull super's contract

The Russell County Board of Education will hold a work session and called meeting on Thursday, Nov. 28 to discuss the contract for a new superintendent.

The work session will be at 6 p.m., followed by a board meeting at 7 p.m. at Russell County High School.

During the work session, board members will discuss a contract for superintendent candidate Yvette Richardson.

Earlier this month, the board voted 4-3 along racial lines to begin contract negotiations for the position of superintendent with Richardson, an elementary school principal in Fairfield, Ala.

If Richardson accepts the conditions of the contract, she will oversee a school system that educates 3,698 students at eight schools: five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one alternative learning center.

The system has a budget of $33 million and employs 481.

All work sessions and board meetings are open to the public.