Outgoing Webster Parish superintendent Steve Dozier will be staying on a little longer, thanks to an agreement made with the school board and announced at a special meeting Tuesday night.
Morris Busby was set to lead the school system, after his appointment to the post in June, but instead announced his retirement last Friday. After 33 years with Webster schools, Busby said he wanted to "de-stress" his life.
Now, Dozier has stepped up and offered to stay on as superintendent through the fall. He will stay on until January 6.
Webster Parish School Board President Johnnye Kennon made the motion to approve the agreement Tuesday night, and says it will help provide stability for the district as the new school year begins. "It's a couple of weeks before the staff comes in and we have to have the same person at the helm. He's running everything. They know they can call on him. He's right there readily available, readily accessible. So it's important."
As part of the agreement, Dozier will receive a housing allowance of $1,040 per month, because he had already sold his house and was set to move to Houston.
Dozier has served as superintendent of Webster schools for 2 1/2 years.
The school board will decide at their next meeting on July 28 whether to advertise for his replacement.
The first day of classes in Webster Parish is August 12th.
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