Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

The Meridian School Board has approved a contract for Superintendent Sylvia Autry, and it approved a $20,000 supplement as well.

The money for that raise will come from business people in the community. It will bring the annual pay for the superintendent up to $136,000 a year.

" Well, I'm very excited. It gives me the opportunity for another year with the district," said Superintendent Sylvia Autry. "There are some plans, the beginning of certain plans that we're not ready to culminate those plans, and I want to be around and be a part of bringing them to fruition."

The $20,000 a year supplement will also be used to help lure Autry's replacement.