Decatur Board of Education approves new superintendent contract 3-2

DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur City School Board voted 3-2 approving the new superintendent Michael Douglas’ contract Monday evening.

Two boardmembers, Michele King and Peggy Baggett, voted in opposition. Both expressed concern about wanting to ‘see him in action’ before offering such a high salary.

According the contract, he will be paid $182,000 a year. That is more than Dan Brigman was making when he abruptly resigned. Up to now, Brigman was the district’s highest-paid superintendent.

Douglas comes to the Decatur school system from theĀ Oneonta City School District.

He will start in Decatur on July 12.

You can read more about Douglas here.