New Logan school board members upset over superintendent contract
By Ryan Quinn, WV Gazette-Mail
Logan County’s school board approved in February a four-year contract extension for its superintendent, Phyllis Doty, who currently makes $115,000 per year.
By the time the contract — which includes $2,500 annual raises and payment for the employee’s portion of Doty’s health insurance coverage — takes effect July 1, the five-member board will have four members who didn’t vote for it and don’t approve of it.
But Doty said she won’t, as some members have publicly requested, newly agree to lower her contract extension to one year. If a majority doesn’t want her as superintendent for that long, she said they’ll have to pay her for her four years.
“I’ll take it,” Doty said. “I’d be an idiot not to.”