Director of Schools for Coffee County Dr Charles Lawson received a pay raise and a new 4-year contract on Monday afternoon. The Coffee County Board of Education voted 4-3 on both the raise and contract.
Brett Henley, Gary Nester, Larry Crabtree and Sandra Klonaris voted yes with board members Robert Gilley, Freda Jones and Pat Barton voting no.
Lawson will receive the increase in pay that will change his earnings to $120,000 per year. His current contract had a little less than a year remaining. The new agreement runs through the middle of 2026.