JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown School Board has extended the contract for Superintendent Bret Apthorpe.
According to the Post-Journal, the board met on Tuesday night and took action on the contract. Apthorpe was hired by the district at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Details of his salary were not disclosed by the Post-Journal but according to the website SeeThroughNY, it is listed as $158,654 for the year 2018.
Apthorpe is currently overseeing the development of several new programs and initiatives geared and engaging students in Jamestown and improving both performance and graduation numbers. That includes a better focus on aligning school programming to individual students needs, creating a year-round “Success Academy” at the former Rogers School for students in grades 5-12 to help continually address both education and positive development needs –even during the summer months, and establishing a Community Literacy Camp for students in K-4th grades to help improve literacy performance.
Apthorpe will now be under contract as the superintendent of schools through 2023, two years longer than previously agreed.