The Manchester Board of Education signed a four-year contract with current Director of Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn on Tuesday, June 18. The contract runs through June 30, 2023.
Vaughn has been the head of the district since February of this year when former director Lee Wilkerson’s three year contract was not renewed.
Vaughn’s contract included a annual salary of $117,000, plus a travel stipend of $5,000 a year regular travel to surrounding counties. The travel stipend portion of the contract was amended from Vaughn’s original contract to be considered reimbursement and not taxable income.
The board also amended the contract to include Vaughn in any system-wide pay increases. He will also receive 12 days paid leave each year and two personal a year. The position accrues an additional day of vacation up to five additional days for each year at the position and one sick day per month.
Vaughn returns to MCS from a position as Deputy Director of Coffee County Schools and as Principal of Coffee County Central High School.
Also announced in the meeting was that Westwood teacher James Dobson will be transferred to assistant principal position at the school and WMS’s Rebecca Welch will be transferred an assistant principal position at Westwood Elementary School.