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Kanawha school superintendent to receive 2 percent raise, one-year contract extension

Kanawha County Board of Education members vote to give Superintendent Ron Duerring a 2 percent raise and a one-year contract extension. (WCHS/WVAH)

Kanawha County School Superintendent Ron Duerring is getting a raise and an extended contract.

Board of Education members Tuesday renewed Duerring’s contract for one year, from July 1 to July 1, 2019, that includes a 2 percent pay increase, according to a news release from the school system.

The superintendent currently makes $160,650 per year. With the raise, his new salary will be $163,863.

Duerring will begin his 21st year as superintendent of Kanawha County Schools on July 1.

"The board is pleased with the performance of Dr. Duerring over the past year,” Board President Jim Crawford said in the news release. “Dr. Duerring handled the work stoppage in an exemplary manner. He also has been able to work with the state and FEMA to continue to move along the construction of the schools that were flooded. “

Crawford said Duerring also successfully implemented an online school program that will be beneficial to not only county students, but the entire state.

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