Bartow’s school board has voted to extend its superintendent’s employment contract and give new leaders to two elementary schools for the coming year.

Board members Monday, June 10, also heard Bartow was losing a top administrator to its northern neighbor in Gordon County.

The board voted at its regular meeting to amend Superintendent Phillip Page’s contract and add another year to it.

Bartow school board hired Page in May 2018 but state law limited the board to offering him a contract term no longer than three years, which ended his contract in May 2021, a district spokesperson said.

Page’s contract now will end on June 30, 2022.

Also Monday, the board approved the transfer of Euharlee Elementary School Principal Sharon Collum to the central office as the Bartow County system's executive director of federal programs.

The board also approved the transfer of longtime Allatoona Elementary Principal James Bishop to Euharlee as principal to replace Collum; and Cloverleaf Elementary assistant principal Teri Marley to replace Bishop as principal of Allatoona.

Bishop has been at Allatoona in southeastern Bartow County for nine years. Marley taught fourth- through sixth-grade students for two decades in Bartow before going into school administration, the school district said.

Page also announced Monday night that the Gordon County School Board was set to hire Bartow's chief leadership and learning officer, Kim Fraker, as superintendent of the Calhoun-based system.

Fraker handled much of the system’s day-to-day operations. She came to Bartow in 2015 as chief academic officer after serving as an administrator and teacher in Paulding and Cobb county schools.


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