Director of Schools Bobby Cox won’t need to call Red Ball Moving anytime soon as his contract has been extended to the maximum four years by the Board of Education.
The extension came after a high rating given by the Board of Education during its recent job assessment of Cox. The director received a 4.3 from the group of six School Board members out of a possible score of 5. His score was the same last year when the board also gave him a 4.3 on his assessment.
The extension means Cox will be under contract and at the helm of the school system until 2020. Directors of school are only allowed up to four-year contracts.
“I appreciate the faith the board has placed in me,” Cox said upon hearing of his high rating and contract extension. “It’s been a team effort and I look forward to working with you in the future.”
Cox said he will take the advice of the board and try to improve his performance in areas where he wasn’t the highest. “There is always room for improvement.”
Along with the extension, the high rating also brought about a pay raise. However, Cox waived off the suggested pay raise, insisting he get the same increase other educators in the Warren County School System are getting.