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An amendment to superintendent Valerie Truesdale's contract approved by the Beaufort County Board of Education on Tuesday will eliminate her performance-based bonus.
Truesdale said she requested the change.
"In my opinion, for me to benefit from the collective work of the district would not be setting the kind of example we should as educators," Truesdale said. "My teachers work as hard as I do."
In October, Truesdale announced she would refuse any bonus this year, citing the economy. The amendment extends her refusal to future years.
The board approved other amendments to her contract Tuesday, including:
The changes to Truesdale's contract are the result of a November performance review by board members, who said she has exceeded their expectations.
Board members said they wanted to reward Truesdale's performance and keep her contract competitive but had to consider challenging economic conditions.
In 2008, Truesdale earned a $17,500 bonus, and her annual base pay was raised by $7,600 to $205,600.