Tyson is a 32-year district veteran who began her career as a business teacher at Lakeside High School and worked her way through the administrative ranks. In 2010, when she was a deputy superintendent, she became the district's interim leader when Superintendent Crawford Lewis went on leave amid an investigation that uncovered a criminal enterprise being run out of the district, leading to several convictions.
The board agreed Tyson would undergo no performance evaluation “due to the short-term nature of this contract and Mrs. Tyson’s prior experience as superintendent.”
Green was not held to board-generated goals for most of his time, and that was an issue for critics of both him and the school board, and a point of contention between several of the board members elected to oversee him.
Tyson also will be allowed to take speaking engagements and short-term assignments as well as spend up to 10 days as a consultant for other agencies. Should she be paid for any, she must use vacation time to avoid double-dipping.
She will remain interim superintendent through June 30, 2020, unless the board chooses to employ a permanent superintendent before that date. If a new superintendent joins the district before June 30, Tyson keeps her salary and subsequently becomes a transition consultant through the remainder of her term.
Tyson has said she intends to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.