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Board approves Liggins’ contract; start date is July 26

Demetrus LigginsDemetrus Liggins, the newly appointed superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, has a July 26 start date in the four-year contract approved by the school board. "Dr. Liggins is very excited to get to Fayette County," said Chair Tyler Murphy. "We are looking forward to working with him in the future."

In the June 17 special called meeting, the Fayette County Board of Education voted 5-0 for the contract, which sets out the salary, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. It runs through June 30, 2025.

Liggins is finishing his work and helping in the transition at Greenville Independent School District (ISD), an urban district outside of Dallas, Texas, where he has served as superintendent since 2016. He will follow Manny Caulk, who served FCPS for five years until his death in December 2020. Veteran educator Marlene Helm has filled in as acting superintendent here since November.

Liggins earned a bachelor’s in education and master’s degree in English from California State University, Fresno, and a Master of Education and superintendent certification from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received his Ph.D. in K-16 educational leadership and policy from University of Texas-Arlington. 

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Source: Greenwood/Asher & Associates

(Updated June 23; posted June 17, 2021)