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Kevelin Jones to lead Flint Community School until 2029 with contract extension

Flint, Michigan – Flint Community Schools Superintendent Kevelin Jones has signed a five-year contract extension, therefore guaranteeing his leadership until 2029 as a statement of a dedication to stability and improvement. Native of Flint and a 1995 alumnus of Southwestern Classical Academy, Jones has led the district since 2021.

Jones’s path over Flint’s educational landscape is anchored firmly in the community. He was principal of Doyle- Ryder Elementary in 2017 and then joined the district’s administration before assuming the superintendent post. His approach to leadership has been much influenced by his relationships to the community and awareness of its particular opportunities and difficulties.

On June 18, the Flint Board of Education decisively voted 6-1 in favor of extending Jones’ contract. The lone dissenting vote came from Trustee Melody Relerford. Though Jones’s prior contract established his income at $169,950 year, the specifics of his new annual pay remain unknown even with the approval.

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Flint Community Schools have moved significantly toward stability under Jones’ leadership. His tenure marked a break from a turbulent era in which over the preceding ten years the district saw six leaders either retire or be removed. Implementing strategic strategies to revive the district, Jones has been a lighthouse of continuity and transformation.

Among his noteworthy successes are the efficient use of $100 million in COVID-19-related money to upgrade and enlarge educational facilities. Modernizing the educational environment and attending to long-standing infrastructure issues have been much aided by this cash infusion.

Additionally crucial in helping to stabilize student enrollment—which had been in a sharp drop since 2012—has Jones Targeting right-sizing the district to better reflect its present student population and resources, his leadership brought about a three-year plan to shut four schools. This tough but required choice is supposed to improve the quality of instruction and simplify processes.

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The district recently celebrated its largest graduating class in four years, a testament to the positive changes under Jones’ administration. This milestone is a beacon of hope and a sign of the district’s upward trajectory.

As Jones embarks on this extended tenure, the Flint community holds high expectations for continued progress and educational excellence. His deep roots in the community, coupled with a clear vision for the future, position him as a transformative leader capable of guiding Flint Community Schools towards a brighter future.