On August 2, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education met in a special closed session to conduct an annual performance evaluation for Superintendent Bruce Benson who completed his first year in the district on June 30.
Expressing overall confidence and satisfaction with his strong leadership and fiscal management of the school system in addition to a demonstrated commitment to the community-created Vision for Public Education and the district’s strategic plan, board members unanimously voted to extend Benson’s contract for an additional year, until June 2023.
Chairman Allison Gant shared the board’s decision behind the vote of confidence in the superintendent’s performance.
“Even before day one, Dr. Benson immersed himself in developing long-range goals for our students and schools along with concrete plans to guide progress, achieve success and assess results," Gant said. "Additionally, his efforts to steward our district finances helped to forge stronger relationships and trust with our county government and elected officials as we begin important upgrades and improvements to our schools thanks to the tremendous community support of the education bond passed overwhelmingly in November 2018."
"Our board is extremely pleased with how far we have progressed under Dr. Benson’s leadership in this first year and we wanted our community to know that by voting to approve an extension of his contract," Gant added.
Benson, the former superintendent of Stafford County Schools in Virginia, was extremely pleased with the board’s expression of confidence in his first year of leadership.
“I am honored to live in Alamance County and eager to continue our focus on improving outcomes for every student we have the privilege to serve," Dr. Benson stated. "We have a strong team of dedicated professionals in Alamance-Burlington Schools and I am confident that we will achieve our collective long-range goals of ensuring that every child achieves his or her personal best. This is a wonderful community with strong support for public education and an exciting place to be an educator. I appreciate the board’s confidence in me.”