Education Commish Gets High Marks For First Year

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky School Board is giving Education Commissioner Terry Holliday high marks in his first annual performance assessment. Holliday was hired in July 2009 to replace former Commissioner Jon Draud, who resigned for health reasons. Board Vice-Chair Dorie Combs says Holliday is diligent, passionate about his work, and prepared.

"I've been in the room when he was talking to superintendents, when he's talking to future teachers, when he's talking to teachers, and he seems to be able to connect well with all of them and think well on his feet. So, he's very bright, he's a strong leader, he's visionary."

Because of the economy, the board did not give Holliday a raise. Under his current four-year contract, he makes 225-thousand dollars per year.