Monroe City Schools interim Superintendent Julian Gray has seven months left on his contract with the district, and he remains adamant that he has no plans to remain past June 30.
As Monroe City Schools System nears the halfway point in Gray's tenure at the helm, board members say they have yet to discuss what their next step will be. "My contract is for one year, and that's over June 30," Gray said Friday. Board President Brenda Shelling said she is happy with the work that Gray is doing.
"Actually things are going so well and leveling off," Shelling said. "Julian is doing a wonderful job and a great job of representing the district. That's my personal opinion, but there are six other board members." In the past, Shelling has indicated a desire for Gray to remain beyond the year. Board member Rodney McFarland said the search for a new superintendent should begin after the first of the year.