Lancaster school board votes, 3-2, not to renew superintendent’s contract

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

WEEMS—The Lancaster school board on February 15 voted 3-2 not to renew its employment contract with district superintendent Dr. Steve Parker.

During a special called meeting, District 2 member and chairman Audrey Thomasson, District 3 member Kenya Moody and District 1 member Katherine Keith voted in favor of a motion made by Thomasson not to renew the superintendent’s contract. District 5 member Carolyn Young and District 4 member Joan Gravatt voted against the motion. The board voted without discussion.

“I am disappointed, but not surprised. Going forward, my family and I have some decisions to make,” said Parker. “I would also like to thank the community for their overwhelming support.”

Parker’s contract expires…