Birmingham Craig Witherspoon contract extension

Business & Education
7:53 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Birmingham School Superintendent Gets Extension

Birmingham School Superintendent Craig Witherspoon is receiving a two year contract extension.

Leaders have approved a contract extension for the superintendent of Birmingham's troubled school system.

The city school board extended Craig Witherspoon's contract by two years during a meeting Tuesday.

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.

The state took over Birmingham's city school system in June, citing financial problems. The system lacks sufficient funding reserves required under a state law.

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