Lebanon school board to discuss director’s contract

Xavier Smith • Sep 15, 2017 at 12:12 PM

The Lebanon Special School District school board will meet Monday at 5 p.m. at the central office to discuss the director of school’s contract.

The board voted last year to approve an evaluation for Director of Schools Scott Benson and renew his contract.

Board members met with Benson individually and discussed their independent evaluations with him before that meeting, and each member approved the evaluation and contract renewal.

“He has done an excellent job with our school district,” Board Chair Steve Jones said last year. Fellow board members Mark Tomlinson and Andy Brummett agreed with Jones.

In 2014, the board approved an extension on Benson’s contract for two years, which included an annual salary increase of $7,500.

“With a good evaluation like that, I recommend we extend his contract by two years,” said Jones during the meeting. “I did some research and got a scale of every director’s pay in the state of Tennessee, and I feel he’s a little out of line salary-wise.”


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