By Alyssa Schnugg
Brian Harvey will serve as the Oxford School District’s superintendent for at least another four years.
Last week, the OSD Board of Trustees renewed Harvey’s contract that runs from July 2019 through June 2023.
Harvey has been with the OSD since 1995 as a teacher, a coach, a principal and an assistant superintendent before being named superintendent in 2012.
“I am excited about the work that we are doing in the Oxford School District and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the best administrators, teachers and school personnel in Mississippi,” Harvey told Hottytoddy.com Tuesday.
He started teaching in 1995 at Central Elementary as a history teacher before moving to Oxford High School in 1998 where he taught history and served as head coach for the Chargers baseball team through 2005.
In 2005, Harvey started his career in school administration when he became the assistant principal at OHS. In 2006, he became the principal at Oxford Middle School until being named assistant superintendent in 2008.
According to the contract approved on March 25, Harvey’s salary will be $164,285 annually and he will be provided a vehicle, up to $30,000, to use for official business in and outside of the district. His performance will be reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees and he must attend Board-approved professional meetings and continuing education courses.
Absent emergency health or other extraordinary personal reasons, Harvey cannot terminate the contract.
OSD has earned an ‘A’ rating by the Mississippi Department of Education each year since 2015.
Harvey said he’s looking forward to seeing the district continue its goals to improve education for all of its students.
“We are working on a new strategic plan that includes improving learning opportunities for all students, a focus on the whole child and our Portrait of a Graduate,” he said.
Profile of a Graduate is a document the district will use to specify the cognitive, personal, and interpersonal competencies that students should have when they graduate. It describes the attributes, skills and attitudes the district hopes graduates will develop while in school to help better equip them for their future.