By Sheila Ash

The Jefferson County Teachers Association voted this week to ask the school board to extend Superintendent Sheldon Berman’s contract instead of letting it expire June 30.

The school board voted 5 to 2 last November against renewing Berman’s contract.

Berman said Friday he’s received a lot of support from people in the community.

“A lot of people have come up to me and felt that we have been doing a very good job and built a strong foundation and I happen to believe that over the last three and a half years we have built a very strong foundation. We’ve taken the district in sort of a towards a profoundly different and deeper level of learning and deeper level of instruction and I’m very pleased with the work that we’ve done,” he said.

The issue would need to be brought up by the school board. According to the Courier-Journal, the majority of the school board’s members say they would not change their decision.

Berman says if the board reversed its decision he would consider continuing to lead the district.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."