Richland 1 extends leader's contract

The Richland 1 school board agreed unanimously this week to extend the contract of Superintendent Percy Mack for two more years.

The two-year extension represents "a strong vote of confidence" for Mack's leadership of the largely urban school district, board chairman Vince Ford said.

Mack, a former superintendent of the Dayton, Ohio, public schools, came to Richland 1 in July 2008. As part of the contract extension, the board provided Mack with an annual annuity of 3.5 percent of his current salary, the district said.