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Columbus School Board Extends Contract of Superintendent

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- The superintendent of the state's largest school district will remain on the job for the foreseeable future.

Columbus Board of Education members announced Wednesday that they have voted to extend the contract of interim Superintendent Dr. Dan Good through June, 2015.

Good -- the former superintendent of Westerville Schools -- took the reins of the Columbus district on an interim basis following the resignation of Dr. Gene Harris after the 2012-2013 academic year.

Good, 52, took over as superintendent amid a high-profile investigation into attendance manipulation within Columbus Schools, and has worked to guide the district past the controversy that marred the end of his predecessor's tenure.

"He's done a good job for us," newly-elected Columbus Board of Education President Gary Baker said of Good. "He has executed and delivered, and he continues to do so, and we want him to stay."

The move allows board members to cancel a planned nationwide search for a new superintendent that was expected to be completed by the end of this school year.

Good -- whose interim status has been removed -- will earn a base salary of $195,000, along with a $6000 car stipend and a $24,372 deferred-compensation plan.
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