DCSS presents its contract with Joshua Murfree

ALBANY - After first appointing Albany State University executive Joshua Murfree as Dougherty County School System's next superintendent on Jan. 27, the Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve his proposed contract during today's 12:30 p.m. meeting.

The contract includes an annual base salary of $140,000 beginning June 8, 2010, and ending June 7, 2013. Immediately from the date the superintendent receives a Renewable Certificate of Educational Leadership from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the salary will increase to $147,000.

In addition to the salary, the contract includes a term life insurance policy of $100,000, an annuity in the amount of $150 per month for the life of the contract, $3,000 per annum for meals, refreshments, condolences and other incidentals to be used for the benefit of the DCSS, $5,000 per annum for recognitions and awards to benefit students and employees of the system and an automobile allowance of $600 per month.

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