For two years, Oxford Community Schools has been under the leadership of Superintendent Tim Throne and the Board of Education wants his tenure to continue.
On May 9, the school board voted unanimously to extend Throne’s contract an additional 3.5 years through December 31, 2021.
Throne’s original contract was set to conclude on June 30, 2018.
The decision to extend Throne’s contract occurred following the superintendent’s annual performance evaluation on March 21.
“We all felt that Tim has done just a tremendous job in the time that he’s been here and, in looking at that, we wanted to instill a confidence in him and in the employees of the district that he’s going to be around for an extended period of time,” Treasurer Mike Schweig said at a May 9 board meeting.
Throne is not set to receive any increases in salary at this time, according to Schweig.
Throne has worked for the district since August 2000. He became superintendent in 2015
During his time with Oxford Schools, Throne is noted to have helped spearhead several of the district’s programs such as Oxford’s Reimagine Proposal, Fifth Core, and Oxford Virtual Academy.
“I appreciate very much the approval and vote of confidence the Board of Education has shown to me with this contract extension,” Throne told this reporter.
“We are doing some great things in Oxford and we are looking forward to doing many more in the days ahead.”