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Cox, Sullivan County school board agree to contract terms: set to start new job August 1st

May 31st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

 Contract terms for David Cox to become the news Sullivan County, Tennessee, director of schools have been agreed too, The school board selected the longtime Allegany County Superintendent in early May. The contract is not yet official as it will need to be ratified by a vote in public session of the school board when it meets Thursday, June 6th.  When that happens, Cox will prepare to assume his new duties on August 1.  Cox's contract will run through June 30, 2023, with a salary for the 2019-20 school year at $134,000.  Cox will also receive health insurance, life insurance and dental insurance with other benefit.  According to an agreement between Cox and the ACPS education board, effective July 1, 2017, and running through June 30, 2021, Cox would be paid an annual salary of $171,700 with a provision for a cost-of-living allowance increase each subsequent year. On the local front things are not as clear cut as Cox and the Allegany County School Board have not finalized terms of his exit. June 30 would mark Cox's 10th anniversary as ACPS superintendent.  Cox is the longest serving school superintendent in Maryland. The board met in closed session Friday afternoon with legal council, absent members Foote and Farrell who have recused themselves from any negotiations involving Cox. 


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