During a Board of Education meeting this morning, Asheville City Schools Superintendent Allen Johnson announced his retirement following the end of this school year. His last day of work is yet to be determined. Mr. Johnson has served as Superintendent of Asheville City Schools since January 2008. Prior to this date, Mr. Johnson served as Interim Superintendent from July 2007 until January 2008 and as Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction from 2003-2007 for Asheville City Schools.
Mr. Johnson previously informed the Board of his desire to discuss retirement and both have agreed to a buyout of his remaining contract in the amount of $ 175,000. By law, the buyout will not be paid from State funds.
Mr. Johnson’s current contract expires on June 30, 2016. This arrangement will allow the Board to immediately begin the search for a new superintendent to further the great work done every day by Asheville City Schools’ educators. At the Board’s request, Mr. Johnson has agreed to remain in his position until the Board decides on the process of hiring a new superintendent.