FORT MILL -- Fort Mill Schools Superintendent Keith Callicutt on Monday night accepted a three-year contract with the school district. The new agreement offers him graduated pay increases over the course of the contract. The contract will give him a 2 percent increase this year, 4 percent next year and 6 percent the following year, with satisfactory evaluations.
Callicutt, who was a finalist for the superintendent's post in Horry County earlier this year, called the contract an incentive to stay for three more years.
"I'm in favor of this," he said. "In these budget times, it's wise."
School board Chairwoman Jan Smiley called it "a difficult budget year" in view of the economy and changes in the state's formula for funding public schools.
Callicutt, who has been with the district for three years, earns $162,477 annually. With the 2 percent increase, he will earn more than $165,000 next year.