Bill James is staying on as Lexington 2 school superintendent.
His appointment Friday comes after he stepped in four months ago to oversee classrooms in the Cayce-West Columbia area.
James is ready “to keep us progressing both educationally and through the implementation of our building program,” school board chairman Bill Bingham said.
An agreement on salary will come later, Bingham added.
James, one of three finalists for the job last year, was brought in after top choice Tom Siler stepped aside.
Lexington 2 is starting on a $225 million package of new schools and renovations for its nearly 9,000 students
James, principal at Airport High School from 1995-7, is a former superintendent in Cherokee County Schools in the Upstate.