Lexington 3 school superintendent Chester Floyd is staying on the job indefinitely under a deal reached Monday.
The school board approved a raise of more than $10,000, effective immediately, for Floyd as part of an agreement that will have him staying on to supervise schools in Batesburg-Leesville through June 30, 2011, an extra year.
The agreement can be extended yearly, school board chairman Billy Berry said. The board's plans to search for a new superintendent were canceled.
Floyd, who is in his mid-60s, is a veteran educator who came out of retirement to take the job on what originally was a one-year deal that would end in June 2010. He was paid more than $133,000 when first hired.
- Tim Flach