Board extends superintendent's contract through 2021-22
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 22, 2018) –
The City School District of Albany Board of Education has extended the
contract of Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams through the 2021-22 school
year, adding two years to her original contract in recognition of her
positive impact on the district and community during her first 10 months
on the job.
The extension does not
include a pay increase.
Adams, who came to Albany
from America’s fifth-largest school district in Clark County, Nev.,
leads the Capital Region’s third-largest school district with about
9,500 students (
She is pictured at right addressing students
and families at the Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony on Friday at Thomas
O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology [TOAST]).
“We believed when we hired
Kaweeda Adams that we had found the right person for the right job, and
our experiences over the past year have proved that to be the case,”
said Board President Sue Adler. “We believe she is the experienced,
focused, energetic leader that our school district and community need
and deserve, and we are excited that she has agreed to this contract
educator and a native of Shreveport, La., Adams came to Albany in August
2017 after 28 years in Clark County, which includes Las Vegas. Clark
County serves about 327,000 students in southern Nevada.
“I appreciate the support
and the confidence you have in me,” Adams said following the board’s
unanimous approval of the contract extension Thursday night. “I am
looking forward to continuing the hard work that we are doing – and the
right work that we are doing – on behalf of all of our students and
According to the list of
Capital Region superintendent salaries that
The Business Review published
June 15, Adams ranked eighth in salary ($197,000), 50th in
benefits ($41,577) and 14th in total compensation ($238,577)
for the 2017-18 school year.
With the additions in
deferred compensation included in the contract extension, Adams would be
29th in benefits and eighth in total compensation ($248,334)
among the area’s 75 superintendents included in the
Business Review list.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.