Board votes 3-2 to renew Alexander contract

10:11 am | July 19, 2013

Director of Elizabethton City Schools Ed Alexander will retain his position with the school system for another two years Ed Alexander<br /><br />
Elizabethtonafter the Board of Education voted 3-2 to renew his contract.

The future of Alexander’s contract had been questionable after a group of citizens called for Alexander to be fired following controversy surrounding the decision to not rehire Doug Mitchell as principal of West Side Elementary. Members of the group threatened board members with a recall election if they chose to renew Alexander’s contract.

The board voted to renew his contract, with supporting members citing system growth and student achievement as factors in the decision.

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