Suffolk School Board approves raise for superintendent of schools

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Suffolk School Board has approved a raise for the superintendent of schools.

An official with the school system says Dr. Deran Whitney will now earn $200,000 for fiscal year 2016-2017. The raise was part of a four-phase plan.

The school board discussed the matter in September 2016, but it was not done publicly because it was considered a personnel matter.

Many community members complained about the raise to 10 On Your Side.

The board conducted a study on superintendent salaries around Hampton Roads, which you can see here.