SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School System will not be looking for a change in leadership for at least the next five years.
Although he still had a year left on his contract, the Bullitt County Public School Board approved a new four-year contract for Keith Davis.
The contract, which begins July 1, 2012, could also be renewed for another year.
The board unanimously approved the contract after an executive session on Tuesday.
“I am very pleased that the board has confidence in me and in the direction the school system is taking,” said Davis, now in his third year at the helm. “We are making progress, although it’s not as fast as anyone would like.”
With the strides needed to reach proficiency levels at 2014, Davis said he sees a level of cooperation throughout the district - both inside and outside the classroom.
“Everyone is getting on-board with what we need to do to improve student learning,” said Davis.
Davis said he isn’t interested in leaving for another district and he is eager to continue the improvements being made locally.
“There is still a lot of work to do here,” said Davis.
He is pleased with the security of the contract.
For the district, there is knowledge that Davis would be in the district for years to come.
“With each change in superintendent brings a change in ideas,” said Davis. “Each superintendent has his or her own way and philosophy.”
Under terms of the new contract, Davis will make $143,000 for the first year and then would receive whatever pay level increase is given to certified employees.
There is an option for Davis to be released from his contract if the opportunity arises for professional development.
The board also has the right to terminate Davis for legal cause.