Bruce Benson

In July 2021, Benson signed an extension through June 30, 2025.

On Thursday, September 30, Alamance-Burlington Schools Superintendent Bruce Benson submitted a letter to the Board of Education requesting release from his current contract, effective January 1, 2022,  citing a desire to devote more time to family priorities and his personal life. In July 2021, the board  announced a third extension of Superintendent Benson’s contract, effective through June 30, 2025.  

“I am thankful the board has extended my contract at every opportunity, as I view this action as  affirmation for our work—collective effort—of the school system as a whole. ABSS is fortunate to have  highly capable, caring staff at all levels of the organization, and it is my pleasure to be part of such an  incredible team,” commented Benson. Serving as head of schools since July 1, 2018, Superintendent  Benson expressed pride in a list of district accomplishments over the past three years. “Together we have  achieved a lot of the goals we set out to accomplish. Nine (9) capital bond projects are underway, on time  and under budget; our Class of 2021 earned the highest on-time graduation rate in history and we have  additional health and safety enhancements in place or planned for school campuses, including a school  nurse position for each school. We also completed and funded a districtwide technology plan and a  comprehensive employee compensation review. Most recently, the board adopted a new strategic plan  for the school system.” 

Regarding next steps for the district, Benson shared, “There is a lot to be proud of in ABSS and in  Alamance County. This is an amazing place to work and live and deciding to leave has been a very  difficult decision for my family and me. It is my hope that the board will choose a path forward in the  coming weeks that will ensure ongoing work will progress in a positive direction and outcomes will  continue to improve for our students, staff, and community.”