The Wake County school board unanimously voted tonight to name Stephen Gainey the interim superintendent until a permanent hire is made.
Gainey has been acting superintendent since the board majority fired Tony Tata on Sept. 25. Gainey's contract as acting superintendent was set to expire Dec. 31.
Gainey will get paid an additional $5,000 a month in salary, plus $750 a month in travel expenses, starting Jan. 1. This is on top of his $120,000 a year salary as assistant superintendent for human resources. He was getting an additional $3,000 a month in salary and $750 a month in travel expenses as acting superintendent.
School board chairman Keith Sutton said he'll appoint the members of the school board's superintendent search committee in the next seven to 10 days. The goal is to have a permanent superintendent in place by July 1.