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Fulton superintendent gets contract extension, pay raise | www.myajc.com

The Fulton County superintendent hired two years ago has received his second contract extension, which should keep him in the job for three more years.

Robert Avossa can stay on until May 31, 2016 under a new contract extension approved last week.

Robert Avossa, Superintendent Fulton County Schools introduced new principals, talked about graduation rates, the district officials plans for the school year and raises for employee at Riverwood International Charter School on Friday, August 9, 2013.

The school board, with one member absent, unanimously approved the new contract, agreeing to give him a 16 percent pay raise and a larger retirement supplement.

Avossa was hired with a three-year contract, the maximum allowed in Georgia. Pleased with his performance, the school board last year tacked on another year. Now, with two years remaining, the board has again added a third year.

“We are thrilled with the work Dr. Avossa is doing for this district,” said school board president Linda Schultz.

Avossa took office in June 2011 and has shepherded the district and its roughly 90,000 students through an innovative restructuring. It’s the largest school district in Georgia to become a “charter” district. The designation gives the state’s fourth largest school district freedom from many education mandates in exchange for meeting specified education goals.

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