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School Board Gives Runcie Five-Year Extension

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Pleased with his accomplishments over the last two years, the Broward County School Board has extended Superintendent Robert Runcie’s contract.

On Tuesday, the board approved a five-year contract extension which will keep Runcie at the helm until October, 2019.

“The District has made incredible strides over the past two years but there is much more work to be done,” said Runcie. “I look forward to continuing our focus on providing a world-class education to all students.”

Among Runcie’s accomplishments have been the opening of the first public military academy for south Florida at Hollywood Hills High School and the introduction of the District’s Three-Year Strategic Plan which was approved by the board in December 2012.

Under Runcie’s administration, the District was better able to meet their class-size reduction mandates. This success allowed the District to provide a 2% salary increase for teachers and all staff in 2013; marking the first increase for employees in more than three years.

As part of the deal, Runcie will be given another week of vacation, his termination compensation was capped to the equivalent of 20 weeks of salary. Speaking of salary, Runcie did not request a salary increase during the negotiations.

“This is not just a job to me, it’s a mission,” said Runcie. “I thank my School Board for the opportunity to continue the progress.”

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