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Oliver named school chief
John Oliver

The Bryan County Board of Education took the word interim away from Superintendent John Oliver’s title on Tuesday.

The board offered the longtime administrator the job after a called meeting in Pembroke. He accepted.

"I’m obviously pleased in the confidence the board has put in me," Oliver said.

The school board had planned to start a search for a superintendent in October, but changed its mind after nine months of watching Oliver at work, School Board Chairman Warren said.

"The BoE has unanimously decided that what we were looking for was in front of us," Warren said. "We’ve had an opportunity to see his management style and the things he can accomplish."

Oliver’s base salary will be slightly more than $138,000, but he will receive a total compensation packet of approximately $148,000 annually with "benefits and everything thrown in," School Board Chairman Eddie Warren said. His contract begins Jan. 1 and runs for 2-1/2 years.

Oliver is currently making $113,747.

The school board chairman said Oliver’s openness, knowledge of curriculum and ability to work with administrators were key reasons he was offered the job.

-Read more in the Bryan County News.
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