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Superintendent Adam Hartley speaks to voters at a summer concert just before the August failed sinking fund vote.

On Monday, July 15, the Fenton Board of Education voted unanimously to renew the contract of Fenton Area Public Schools (FAPS) Superintendent Adam Hartley for an additional three years. 

Hartley began as superintendent of the 3,400-student district in Fenton in July of 2016 with an initial contract, which ran through July 1, 2019. The renewed contract spans the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years with a salary of $146,880.

During Hartley’s tenure, the district has added programming for alternative education students, strengthened the district’s finan cial

position and purchased new curriculum materials. Additionally, the district has added early colleges with both Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint, while offering both DEEP (Dual Enrollment Education Program) courses and maintaining the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

“Dr. Hartley has again demonstrated exceptional leadership for Fenton Area Public Schools,” said Keith Reynolds, school board president. “The board unanimously rated him highly effective as he continues to improve communication and transparency within the district and throughout the community. He and his team have also brought forth multiple opportunities to allow for financial stability. It is for these reasons the board made it a priority to extend his contract for another three years.”

Hartley said, “Being a part of the Fenton Area Public Schools community has been an amazing experience for me and my family. I am looking forward to continuing the work our team has done over the past three years in providing a safe and quality learning experience for our students. I want to thank the Board of Education for their leadership and recognize our staff and our families as the progress we have made has, and will continue to be, a team effort.”

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