$250,000 Contract Approved for New Howard County Schools Superintendent
The four-year, $250,000 annual contract for Howard County's new superintendent Renee Foose was unanimously approved Thursday.
The Howard County Board of Education formally approved superintendent Renee Foose’s contract at a reception on Thursday in Ellicott City.
Foose was selected as the new superintendent on March 27. On Thursday, she signed a four-year contract that will pay her $250,000 annually, according to the Howard County Times. In addition, Foose will receive a $700 monthly vehicle allowance and $25,000 for relocation costs, according to the article. (Foose must live in Howard County as part of the deal)
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Foose, 45, previously served a year as the deputy superintendent for Baltimore County schools. Foose was paid $214,000 in her old job.
Before Baltimore, Foose served as the associate superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools for five years. Foose will replace outgoing superintendent Sydney Cousin, who served 8 years at the helm of Howard County Schools.
“I know I have very big shoes to fill, coming behind Dr. Cousin,” said Foose at the reception, according to the Howard County Times. “I couldn’t be more honored. Thank you to the teachers, the administrators, the entire Howard County school system for selecting me, and thank you to the parents for trusting me to lead your children’s education into the future.”