School board approves 3-year superintendent contract worth almost $175,000 a year

Rick Wagner • Jan 22, 2018 at 10:45 PM

KINGSPORT — The city Board of Education Monday night voted 5-0 to approve a new $159,000 annual contract plus benefits for Kingsport Superintendent of Schools-elect Jeff Moorhouse. He said he hopes to help improve Kingsport City Schools and is anxious to get started in his new position.


Moorhouse said KCS is on a positive path like Greeneville schools system he is leaving as director. He said after getting settled in he hopes to continue successful programs at KCS as well as possibly bring some ideas from Greeneville if they can work in the larger Kingsport City Schools.


The board granted him a three-year contract, and he is to start to work Feb. 2 following an early release from his Greeneville contract.

The BOE voted 5-0 to approve the contract, which calls for an annual pay of $159,000 plus either $6,000 in moving expenses or “reasonable” expenses to be be paid directly by the board. In addition, he is to receive $425 every other week for a vehicle allowance and $175 every other week for a home office allowance. That would add up to $174,600 a year not counting the one-time moving expenses.

For more details, read the Tuesday print edition of the Times News and check back with timesnews.net Tuesday.

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