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Posted: Monday, 28 July 2014 8:40PM

BHAS Extends Dr. Seawood's Contract



Two extra years are being tacked onto the contract of Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Leonard Seawood. With a vote of 4-2 Monday the school board voted for the extension. Trustee Joseph Taylor voted against it. He felt the board rushed its decision.

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Board President Martha Momany supported the extension.

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She says a decision could me made "any day" regarding whether or not the district is in financial stress. If that's the case, it could lead to a financial emergency and entering a consent agreement with the state. Seawood will continue to earn $126,000 a year, under the same 10% salary cut he and other district officials currently experience.


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