Greenville County Schools Superintendent Burke Royster has received a one-year contract extension.
Royster’s contract now runs though June 30, 2019.
Royster, who now earns $235,016, will receive a 1 percent raise for earning top marks in all six performance areas on his evaluation by the board. The board evaluates instructional leadership; quality personnel; culture of achievement; organizational, operational and resource management; communications and community relationships; and tone from the top.
In addition, Royster will receive any across-the-board salary increase for employees approved in the 2016-17 budget. An increase in the district’s contribution to his annuity will increase from 16 percent to 17 percent.
Royster was the district’s deputy superintendent for seven years before being named superintendent in 2012. He’s been in education for 35 years.
Greenville is the state’s largest and the nation’s 44th largest school district with 72,000 students.