Debbie Hamm will remain acting superintendent of Sumter School District through next school year, officials voted Monday night.
After coming out of executive session behind closed doors about 10:45 p.m. Monday, the district’s Board of Trustees voted to keep Hamm – its interim superintendent since Aug. 1 – with the district through the 2018-19 school year.
In its decision to retain Hamm’s services for another school year, the board noted that under her leadership the school district has begun to make significant progress in the areas of finance, instructional programs, long-range planning and facilities.
Hamm was originally hired in late July to serve as interim superintendent for just this school year and through June 2018 after former superintendent Frank Baker retired effective July 31.
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