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Fort Sumner school leader extended


Last updated 12/24/2019 at 1:05pm

FORT SUMNER — The school board Dec. 16 approved a two-year contract enhancement for Superintendent Matt Moyer, extending his employment through June 30, 2023. Moyer’s current contract runs through June of 2021.

The vote was approved on a 3-2 vote, with Sharon West and Molly Kenyon opposing and Lecil Richards, Kyle Sparks and Scott Lewis voting in favor. Moyer currently makes $105,000 per year.

In moving to extend Moyer’s contract by two years, board member Richards said he felt Moyer had done “a really good job” navigating the educational landscape for the school district during the transition to a new governor and a new administration at the Public Education Department.

Both Kenyon and West said they had no real issues with Moyer’s performance, but believed the extension was too long.

Board member-elect Keri Webb, who was elected in November and will be sworn in at the January board meeting, said she thought the extension “would undermine the incoming board members.”

Speaking as he finished his final meeting as a board member, Richards said he feels the board has tried to “micromanage” Moyer.


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