York school board OKs 3 more years for Prosser

From staff reportsJanuary 17, 2014 

— The York school board has agreed to extend the contract of Superintendent Vernon Prosser for three more years, to 2017.

The board, which did not change Prosser’s compensation, unanimously approved his evaluation during a meeting last week. The board said he scored “exemplary” on his accomplishments for the year.

Some of the district’s accomplishments under Prosser were:

• Improved absolute rating from Good to Excellent on the district’s report card, and improved growth rating from good to excellent;

• Superseded similar districts in PASS scores on math and science subtests;

• Exceeded South Carolina’s three-year graduation average by 2.4 percent;

• Four schools were awarded the Palmetto Gold Awards for outstanding student academic performance;

• Two schools were awarded Palmetto Silver Awards for closing the achievement gap; and

• One school was recognized for the second consecutive year as Reward School for Performance.

Prosser, who was hired four years ago, said in a prepared statement that he appreciates the support and confidence of the board.

“I believe my purpose is to support the administrators to do the best job they can in motivating their staffs and see that our students are provided the finest education possible in order to prepare them for their life experiences,” he said.

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