School Board gives vote of confidence to Superintendent Ford

Russell County Schools Superintendent Michael Ford is under contract with the school district until June 30, but the school board took a crucial step toward keeping Ford in his position as superintendent at Monday’s meeting of the board of education.

The board voted 5-0 to move forward with the process of offering Ford another four-year contract to remain at the helm of the school district.

The next step will be for board chair Sheila Whicker, who was re-elected as chairperson of the board at Monday’s meeting, and the school board’s attorney to meet with Ford to negotiate a contract, which will be presented for board approval at next month’s meeting.

School districts in Kentucky are only permitted to offer superintendents four-year contracts.

Monday, Ford said he was grateful for the board’s vote of confidence and looked forward to working with them moving forward.

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