Virginia Beach schools superintendent gets four more years

Aaron Spence (Courtesy of
Aaron Spence (Courtesy of

VIRGINIA BEACH – Superintendent Aaron Spence is now contracted to lead the city’s public schools for the next four years.

The School Board voted in its most recent meeting to extend Spence’s contract until June 20, 2020. It is Spence’s second contract extension since he joined the division in 2014. His pay and benefits were not changed with either extension, according to a release .

Spence earns $236,028 annually as of July 1, according to the Virginia Beach Public Schools Chief Media and Communications Officer Eileen Cox.

School Board Chairman Dan Edwards said in the release the Board appreciated Spence’s leadership and commitment to engaging students and involving them as well as staff and the community in important discussions on school operations.

“We are tackling big issues like equity of opportunity, access to rigorous coursework and technology for all students and leveraging those resources to support improved student achievement,” Spence said in the release. “It is an exciting time to be an educator in Virginia Beach and I am blessed to work alongside some of the most caring and committed teachers, administrators and staff in the nation as we strive to provide the best learning experiences possible for every child, every day.”

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