Gratitude mutual, contract extetnded for Granville superintendent

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 08:38 PM

OXFORD — Tim Farley, superintendent of Granville County Schools, has a deal keeping him in place through the spring of 2017.

The board of education voted unanimously earlier this summer to extend his contract with an annual compensation package of $211,162. The contract expires May 31, 2017.

Farley has said he wants to stay in Granville County until he retires.

“I’m blessed,” he said. “I’m working in Granville County.”

Farley is paid $161,289 as basic salary, a $16,217 supplement paid from local funds, a $17,540 Granville County professional education supplement, $3,030 credit for his doctorate and $13,080 for transportation expenses.

Among the benefits included in the contract are use of a district-owned vehicle, reimbursement for out-of-county travel and for cellphone expenses, payment of membership fees in three professional and two civic organizations, payment of premiums for life, health and dental insurance and one medical exam per year.

Leonard Peace Sr., chairman of the board, expressed his approval of adding another year to Farley’s contract.

“Our children benefit every day that he remains in Granville County,” Peace said.

Farley pointed out he also has family reasons for staying in Granville County.

“My wife loves it here, and I have a son who’s getting ready to graduate from high school,” Farley said.

Farley reflected on how the job market for superintendents has changed over the 27-plus years he has worked in education. During those years he has taught German, coached and served as a principal, assistant principal and superintendent. Prior to coming to Granville County in 2007 he was superintendent of the Mt. Airy schools.

The job of superintendent isn’t as attractive as it once was, he said.

“There are 34 new superintendents this year,” Farley said.

By extending Farley’s contract, the board of education provided for four more years of continuity and stability in administration of the district.

 

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.