Contract for Atlanta Public Schools superintendent extended

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2015
Meria Carstarphen speaks with reporters during a Q&A on May 13. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Meria Carstarphen speaks with reporters during a Q&A on May 13, 2014. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Atlanta Board of Education has decided to extend the contract of its current superintendent through 2018, a little more than one year after she took the job.

According to Atlanta INtown, the BOE unanimously voted on Sept. 8 to extend Meria Carstarphen’s stay at APS. The board announced her hiring in April of last year. She previously served as the superintendent of the Austin Independent School District.

School Board chairman Courtney English said, “We are pleased to be able to expand her timetable for transforming our schools. From directing the system through the new operating model conversion to designing our school turnaround strategy, we know the challenges that Atlanta Public Schools faces. Dr. Carstarphen has met these challenges with a long-term vision and a clear strategic approach to working with all of our students, families, teachers and employees.”

For the full story from Atlanta INtown, click here.

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