LCSD 55 Board Extends Contract for Thomas

July 13, 2022

The Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) Board of Trustees held a regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

After a nearly two-hour executive session to discuss the two items listed on the agenda, trustees reconvened in open session.  Trustees took action on the first item and unanimously approved the administration’s recommendations of fifty-two certified employees for the 2022-2023 school year.

The second executive session item, Annual Review of the Superintendent, also resulted in board action.  Board Chair Cathy Little reported that trustees determined an overall Proficient rating for District Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas for the 2021-2022 school year.  Little commended Thomas for her hard work and noted that the superintendent received exemplary ratings in many areas of the review. Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to the superintendent’s contract along with a salary increase of three percent.  The contract extension is through June 30, 2025.

Following the meeting, Thomas commented, “I deeply appreciate the school board’s vote of confidence in my leadership.  I look forward to working with the board as well as our educators, parents, and community members as we continue to improve learning and life outcomes for all of our students in Laurens County School District 55.  The work done to date is only the beginning.”

Thomas has served as district superintendent since July 2020.  A native of Laurens County and Laurens District 55 High School alum, she noted, “This school district is just a part of who I am.  I know that we are going to achieve many great things.”