In Monday night's meeting, the Dougherty County School Board voted to enter into new contract negotiations with Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely who's contract is said to expire September 30.
Mosely's contract was supposed to expire in January of 2014 but because of the passing of HB 208, members of the Teacher's Retirement System of Georgia are now only allowed to work 9 months out of the year; which will end in September for Mosely.
Right now, Mosely receives $138,000 from the TRS and is paid $175,000 per year from DCSS with no benefits.
FOX 31 spoke to Mosely Tuesday who said it's not about the money at this point. He said he came here with the intention of turning around the school system and he plans to see that through.
Mosely, did say however, that the whole concept of HB 208 is frustrating to him and other superintendents in the state that he talks with. Mosely says it's not fair that people who are retired but want to and are able to work still are being penalized by the state. Mosely said he worked hard for his retirement and it's not fair that now it could be taken away from him.
The next steps for the board and Mosely are to petition the state and see if they will allow him to work part-time, which would be 49% of the time rather than be a full time employee.
Mosely said of course, being a superintendent in a school system like this is a full-time job so he'll definitely be putting in some volunteer hours if he is in fact switched to part time.
His other option is to come out of retirement, and in that case the school system would have to compensate for a lot of money that Mosely would be losing.
Mosely said either way, he is sure that the school system is in good hands now and whether he's there or not, things are still going to progress in a positive way like they have been since he arrived.