Director's Contract

Loudon County Director Of Schools, Wayne Honeycutt, was hired by the school board in 2008 under a three year contract. The contract runs from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011.

From Contract:

The Board, in accordance with its action as found in the Minutes of its meeting held on the 30 day of April, 2008, hereby employs, and the Director hereby accepts employment as Director of the Loudon County School System for a period of three (3) years commencing on the 1st day of July, 2008, and ending on the 30th day of June, 2011.  The Director shall assume responsibilities of the position effective July 1, 2008.

A majority of the board, at it's discretion, may extend the director's contract up three years: 

From Contract:


The Board may extend/renew the terms of this contract at any time with concurrence of the Director up to a maximum term of 3 (3) years.  However, unless the Board acts on or before the 31st day December, 2010, or six (6) months before the expiration date of the contract to extend or renew the contract, such failure to act shall serve as notice to the Director that the Board does not intend to extend/renew the contract.

A recommendation from the director's evaluation committee for a one year extension of the director's was slated for a vote at the June board meeting. However, the vote was delayed till the July meeting. Board member Bill Marcus made the motion seconded by Leroy Tate to postpone the vote till the July meeting due to the fact three members were absent from the June meeting.

A problem with the delayed vote came when it was discovered that state law prohibited voting on a school director's contract 45 days before a school board election or 30 days after the same election. Thus, the planned July vote had to be canceled. Another vote on the director's contract has not yet been set but could not come before September. By then the board will have two new members.

As stated above in the contract, if the board takes no action on the director's contract by December 31st of this year, that would essentially be a termination notice to the director. Or if a majority of the board does not vote to extend the contract, the outcome would be the same.

In the most recent required annual board evaluation of the director, Mr. Honeycutt received an overall score of 2.2 of a possible 5 score.