The board also boosted the pay of retiring Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski for July, her final month via a contract extension the board also approved Thursday night.
The Sullivan County Board of Education is to vote June 6 on a draft contract for David Cox be paid $134,000 a year and become the new director of schools Aug. 1 and for retiring Director Evelyn Rafalowski to continue until July 31, a month beyond her planned retirement date of June 30.
BLOUNTVILLE — If tentative plans work out, Sullivan County Schools would have a new director by about May 1, giving the new director two months to shadow retiring Director Evelyn Rafalowski.
“I don’t know that I ever thought it (being director of schools) would last more than four years,” Rafalowski said.
Commissioner Sherry Grubb is primary sponsor of the resolution. And until a few days ago, her co-sponsor was Commissioner Mark Vance. But at the commission’s work session last week, Vance asked that his name be removed.
Sullivan County’s school board is pleased with the first-year service from Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski, based on an evaluation of 19 standards.