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The Newton County Board of Education, by unanimous vote, extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey’s contract by one year at their July 22 Combined Meeting. Fuhrey just completed the first year of her three-year contract in June and is now guaranteed three additional years by the Newton County School System. With the extension, her contract will now run through June 2017.

“I am pleased that my contract had been extended to June 2017,” said Fuhrey. “The extension affords me the opportunity to continue the work we have started.  Under the direction and with the support of the board, we intend to get the job done on behalf of our students and community.”

“We appreciate the leadership and commitment that Superintendent Fuhrey has given to the school system within the first year of her contract,” said Shakila Henderson-Baker, Chair of the Newton County Board of Education. “We are happy with the progression that all of our schools are making and it is with great pleasure that we extend her contract so that we can continue to see progress under her leadership.  We are elated to have a vested Superintendent that wants to make the Newton County School System ‘Be The Best!’”

For more information, contact Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at