RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
WHEREAS, the State Board of Education desires to amend the Contract of Employment existing between the Board and State Superintendent of Education; and
WHEREAS, the State Board of Education believes the efforts and results demonstrated by Dr. Ed Richardson in serving as the State Superintendent of Education for the State of Alabama provide significant justification to continue its relationship with Dr. Ed Richardson beyond the existing term of the Contract of Employment between the Board and State Superintendent; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to express its support of State Superintendent Ed Richardson and believes that stability in the leadership of Alabama’s K-12 public schools is of critical importance to continued improvements in student achievement and accountability throughout our public school systems in these challenging times; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires the continued services of Dr. Ed Richardson as State Superintendent of Education to implement the initiatives and programs approved by the Board for the improvement of education opportunities for all Alabama children, regardless of their wealth or where they may reside in Alabama:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education authorizes the amendment of the Contract of Employment between the Board and State Superintendent Ed Richardson to extend for a term beginning November 16, 2002, and continuing until November 15, 2006. The State Board of Education further authorizes that all other terms and conditions of the Contract of Employment shall continue unchanged and remain in effect. The State Board of Education authorizes these amendments to the Contract of Employment in the form of the Contract Amendment as it has been prepared by the Office of General Counsel and provided to the members of the State Board of Education. Approval of this resolution shall act as authorization for the President or Vice-President of the Board to immediately execute the Contract Amendment with Dr. Ed Richardson and for such action to become effective on November 16, 2002.