Philadelphia Board of Education finalizes contract with new superintendent

Dr. Tony Watlington's contract will be for five years and he will earn a base salary of $340,000.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia School District's Board of Education has just finalized a contract with its new superintendent.

Members met Thursday afternoon to confirm the paperwork.

Earlier this month, Dr. Tony Watlington was named the new superintendent.

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The Board of Education announced Friday that Tony Watlington has been named the next superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia.



Watlington was most recently the superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina. Before that, he held positions as a history teacher and a principal.

His contract will be for five years and he will earn a base salary of $340,000.

Watlington will take over for Superintendent Dr. William Hite on June 16.

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