The Horry County Board of Education formally approved the 2015-16 budget and elected a new permanent superintendent Monday night.
Rick Maxey, who has been the acting superintendent for six months, was unanimously approved as the permanent superintendent for Horry County Schools.
Maxey is under a 3-year contract with an annual salary of $210,000. His full contract was not available Monday night.
“It’s a great opportunity for me and I look forward to the future,” Maxey said. “I plan to continue to offer opportunities to our students …We want them to be ready and prepared, as far as career opportunities.”