DeKalb interim superintendent's contract extended

Ramona Tyson will continue as interim superintendent of the DeKalb School System up to another three months, under a contract extension approved Tuesday.

The nine-member school board voted unanimously to extend her contract to Sept. 30 or until a new superintendent is hired, whichever comes first, said Tom Bowen, the board chairman. He said the board made no changes to Tyson's salary of $240,000.

Tyson's contract was to expire this week. She has been in charge since February 2010, when former superintendent Crawford Lewis stepped down in the midst of a criminal investigation.