PHOENIXVILLE - Alan Fegley will continue as Phoenixville Area School District's superintendent until at least 2020.
In a 6-0 vote Thursday, the Phoenixville Area School Board approved a new contract for Fegley which will begin at the close of the 2014-15 school year and carry through until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
The contract will make Fegley the third-highest paid superintendent in Chester County, according to Board President Joshua Gould, boosting Fegley's salary approximately $15,000 to a $230,000 base.
There is potential for raises based on incentives set by the board as well as increases of as much as 3.5 percent annually if he receives a satisfactory board review. Those raises would be set by the school board, if they occurred.
Gould and other board members indicate in their Aug. 14 workshop meeting that they felt the 'vision,' increased performance and improvements brought to the district during Fegley's time warranted the contract extension.
During Fegley's time in the district, initiatives from his administration include opening up kindergarten to a full-day option and the early learning center/elementary school planned project and related eminent domain acquisition of Meadow Brook Golf Club. He was also in place for the opening of the new Phoenixville Area Middle School.
Moving forward, Fegley's administration will likely oversee re-districting to help control large growth the district has experienced, which is projected to continue.
Fegley will continue under his $214,327 salary (per state numbers) until the end of the current contract, which expires June 30, 2015.