DeKalb interim superintendent may stay longer

The DeKalb County School District chief could lose the word “interim” from his title.

Members of the county school board have been discussing an extension of Michael Thurmond’s contract that would amend his title to just “superintendent.”

School board Chairman Melvin Johnson said he and the vice chairman have been negotiating with Thurmond for at least the past month. Johnson said he thinks Thurmond has done a good job, but it will be up to the nine-member board (and Thurmond) to decide whether he will stay. Thurmond’s year-long contract expires in February.

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