Holloway to be paid while working in Starkville district

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — New Starkville schools superintendent Lewis Holloway will be paid as a consultant for the days he works before his contract officially begins on July 1.

The Starkville Daily News reports that school board members approved the contract Tuesday.

Holloway has plans to be in the district for three days in early April and has also discussed moving to the district to begin work sometime in June.

The school board would not be able to pay him a daily rate or any of his out-of-pocket expenses until he was an employee.

Holloway, who was hired in February, has spent the last five years as superintendent of Bulloch County Schools in Statesboro, Ga.

Holloway will be paid about $730 a day, which was factored by dividing his base salary of $175,000 by 240 days. The district will also cover any other expenses, such as lodging or gas.

The school board did not put limits on how many days Holloway could work.