Bentonville extends contract, bumps pay for school superintendent

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The Bentonville Schools Board of Education has extended the contract of Superintendent Dr. Debbie Jones by one year through at least the 2022-23 school year.

“Dr. Jones is a thoughtfully progressive leader who demonstrates integrity in all she does,” Eric White, school board president, said in a statement. “I’m proud of her past work and am confident Bentonville Schools will continue to set the bar under her guidance.”

In addition to the employment extension, Jones will receive an added 1% compensation increase from her current salary of $237,350.

Bentonville employee contracts renew July 1 of each year. The school district serves approximately 18,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encompassing 22 schools.

Jones became superintendent in July 2016. Before that, she served as assistant commissioner for learning services at the Arkansas Department of Education.

Jones also held the position of assistant superintendent for the Bryant School District for seven years after being principal at Bryant High School.