Sean Bulson’s contract as superintendent of Harford County Public Schools is up on June 30 of this year, but he’d like to keep his position.
“I have indicated my interest to seek renewal of the contract to the Board of Education of Harford County,” Bulson said in a statement released by a district spokesperson.
Per state law, a county superintendent has until Feb. 1 of the year their contract ends to notify the local school board if they want to renew. The local board has until March 1 to decide whether or not reappoint the incumbent superintendent at a public meeting.
Harford County Board of Education President Rachel Gauthier confirmed that the board had received Bulson’s interest in contract renewal but issued no further comment.
“Based on the feedback I receive, I think a vast majority of folks would like him to return,” said Harford County Education Association President Chrystie Crawford-Smick. “School system employees overall feel that he has done a good job leading this district.”
The next board meeting is Feb. 14.
Bulson was named Harford’s superintendent back in June 2018 with a salary of $207,500.
Throughout his tenure, Bulson has dealt with significant budget issues, and three of four school years were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It would be great to see what he can accomplish under more normal circumstances,” Crawford-Smick said.