Alamance-Burlington Schools superintendent turns down raise

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Alamance-Burlington Schools Superintendent Lillie Cox has accepted a contract extension, but turned down a recommended bonus in addition to a 2 percent cost of living raise, according to the Burlington Times-News.

The Times-News reports the school board met in a closed session Monday to review Cox’s performance for the 2012-13 school year.

Board members noted the Ray Street Academy, improving graduation rates and student participation in AP and Honors courses and narrowed achievement gaps between student groups among Cox’s accomplishments, the paper reports.

A school system spokeswoman tells the paper Cox developed the Ray Street Academy in Graham as an alternative learning program for students not achieving success in regular classroom setups.

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