(ATLANTA) -- The Atlanta School Board agreed Monday night to extend the contract of Superintendent Erroll Davis for up to 18 months, possibly through December, 2014, while the board searches for a permanent superintendent.
Davis's current contract expires on June 30, 2013.
Davis signed on as interim superintendent two years earlier, to help the school system out of its cheating scandal and other problems. He told the board Monday night he had never intended to "make a career" of being superintendent, but did want to stay on a bit longer to complete some unfinished business.
Board members are just beginning their search for a permanent superintendent. Monday night they decided to include, in Davis's contract extension, a provision to terminate his contract early, at any time, with 90 days notice, if a 5-4 majority of the board decides to fire him, or in case they hire a new superintendent before the end of Davis's contract extension in Dec., 2014.