Birmingham Craig Witherspoon contract extension http://apr.org en Birmingham School Superintendent Gets Extension http://apr.org/post/birmingham-school-superintendent-gets-extension <P>Leaders have approved a contract extension for the superintendent of Birmingham's troubled school system.</P> <P>The city school board extended Craig Witherspoon's contract by two years during a meeting Tuesday.</P> <DIV> <P>Some members weren't happy, saying they felt pressured to vote because of state support for Witherspoon. The extension passed on a 5-4 vote.</P> <P>The state took over Birmingham's city school system in June, citing financial problems. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:53:54 +0000 The Associated Press 21852 at http://apr.org Birmingham School Superintendent Gets Extension