If all goes as expected at Wednesday’s school committee meeting, Timothy Farmer will remain the superintendent of the Sharon Public Schools for the foreseeable future.
After making his intentions clear that he would like to finish his professional career in Sharon, Farmer will be offered a four year extension by the school committee, keeping him under contract until June 30, 2019.
The extension goes into effect in 2015. Unable to agree on a new contract last year, a one year extension was automatically triggered. The extended talks were mostly due to Farmer’s request of a longer deal.
“It was never about whether we wanted Tim as our superintendent, we just had to think of the ramifications both positive and negative of a long term contract,” school committee chair Emily Smith-Lee said.
Bearing any last second changes before the vote, Farmer will get a 2% rase each year for the first three years with negotiations for compensation for the final two years to take place in two years.
The school committee will vote on the contract at their next meeting on Sept. 18 but early indications shows satisfaction from both sides.
“I think we got a final document the school committee is ready to vote on,” Smith-Lee said. “We have what is pretty close to a consensus document.”