Winningham’s Contract Is Extended

Overton County Director of Schools Mark Winningham received a contract extension last Tuesday night, but not without some stipulations.

During the Jan. 9 Overton County Board of Education meeting, a motion was made to table Dr. Winningham’s contract extension until December of 2018. The motion failed on a 3-7 vote.

School Board Member William Abston made a motion to extend Dr. Winningham’s contract with some stipulations. Abston said, “I would like to make a motion to extend his modified contract with stronger performance benchmarks that will allow us to better use our clause in the contract, that is if something is not being completed the way it should be, we have more area to dismiss or retain and with the extension I would like it to start on the very beginning of next year, which would be July 1, 2018 and go to June 30, 2022.”

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