The DeKalb Schools district will continue on with Michael Thurmond as its head chief after the DeKalb Board of Education members voted unanimously Monday to extend Thurmond's contract.
This means Thurmond drops the 'interim' from his title and will remain as the district's superintendent.
His initial contract was set to expire on Feb. 8, 2014, but has been extended to June 30, 2015. He will continue to receive his $275,000 salary.
Thurmond, a former Labor Commissioner, was selected by a 7-2 vote in February 2013 to serve as interim superintendent as the temporary replacement of Cheryl Atkinson, who has resigned after 16 months on the job.
Thurmond said the extension will be his last, however.