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SCS Board Extends Hopson's Contract

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    Friday, October 4 2013 3:43 PM EDT2013-10-04 19:43:45 GMT
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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) - At a specially-called meeting Monday afternoon the Shelby County Schools board of education voted to extend Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's contract by two years after his first year on the job.

Board members met to discuss the performance of the superintendent after his first year at the helm of the unified school district.

School Board members said they believed it was vital to have stable leadership while the school district is developing its 80/90/100 strategic plan.

"An undeniable trait of strong leadership that can never be discounted is stability," SCS Board Chairman Kevin Woods said. "When we take a look at the most successful organizations, they all have strong and stable leadership. That is what we are getting with Superintendent Hopson. It's an opportunity to sustain the work that was started before many of us got here."

Hopson initially signed a three-year contract at the start of the 2013-14 school year. This extension runs through June 30, 2018.

"I am very grateful for the board's trust and confidence in me to continue leading this great school district," Hopson stated," Superintendent Hopson said. ""Following a challenging, but historic year, the strategic goals and vision that we set forth with the Board's support presents an incredible opportunity for our students, as well as our community. We have some very hard work ahead, but I am excited and committed to seeing it through."

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