It hasn't worked out for teachers in the state, however, Rector said.
Before Monday night the board had already increased Duerring's salary by 50 percent since 2008, while teachers haven't seen an "across-the-board" raise in that time, she said.
Thaw said he agreed with Rector's comments.
Rector said she knows the salary puts "Kanawha County in a competitive place, but" the pay increase Duerring will see "is pretty hefty in this economy."
In January, Kanawha County school board members gave Duerring his annual evaluation and said that he is doing a good job.
Last year, Duerring applied for a superintendent's position in the Norfolk, Va., school district where his son lives. Duerring was among the top three finalists considered for that position, but did not get the job.
Also Monday, the board approved revisions to the school system's transfer policy that cracks down on out-of-area transfer students.
The new policy would place students who attend a school outside their residential area under more scrutiny by requiring families to renew applications annually and forcing students who move to a new area to go to school in that area. It would also eliminate the current rule that allows students to automatically enroll where their siblings are.
One of the amendments says that instead of requiring a student to get a transfer "approved" by their home school, the transfer should be "reviewed" by their home school.
The change came after Mark Milam, assistant superintendent for the county's high schools, said he gives transfers the go-ahead without the approval of the student's home school. Milam handles the final processing of transfers and notifies both schools anyway, he said.
"If [one] school can take that student, I go ahead and approve it. The second principal may deny it from the school they're leaving, but I've upheld that if that first high school has room," Milam said.
The other revision in the transfer policy clarifies tardiness and absences for students who are consistently late. It adds "as defined by the school" to the phrase: "students who live outside of the attendance area of the school in which they are enrolled who are consistently tardy, absent from school as defined by the school or become chronic behavior problems, may have their transfer status revoked."
Rector called that change "a warning with an exclamation mark because this is another repercussion, like not going to prom."
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