MCPS board extends superintendent’s contract through 2026

Superintendent Diane Gullett listens during a meeting of the Marion County Public School Board at the MTI auditorium in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.

Home » Education
Posted March 1, 2023 | Staff report

During the Feb. 22 Marion County Public School (MCPS) Board meeting, Diane V. Gullett’s contract was unanimously extended through June 30, 2026.

Gullett is the top administrator of Marion County’s largest employer.

Gullett’s initial contract started on April 14, 2020 and ran through June 30, 2023.

Gullet did not request an increase to her salary with the contract renewal.

The main part of the contract that was amended when the contract was renewed was related to the timing of future contract renewals. According to the new contract, the MCPS board shall decide “before January of the last year during the term of the Contract” whether or not to extend or modify the contract again. If the MCPS board takes no action by this deadline, the contract will continue for “one-year periods contingent on the same terms and conditions.”

Gullett is the first superintendent appointed to this position after voters decided in 2018 to allow the School Board to appoint the next superintendent of schools instead of voters electing one.

newspaper icon

Support community journalism

The first goal of the Ocala Gazette is to deliver trustworthy local journalism so corruption, misinformation and abuse are not hidden from the public or unchallenged.

We count on community support to continue this important work. Please donate or subscribe: