Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, Stoughton Superintendent of Schools, had her contract extended one year by a 4-1 vote by the school committee Tuesday night. Dr. Eden Ural was the opposing vote, saying he didn't know why the contract was being extended at this time. "If you are that tickled pink with her, why don't you give her another three years?" asked Ural. Rizzi pointed out her contract expires in two years and 10 months, and was just asking for the one- year extension.In voting for the extension, which will last to 2016, The superintendent received praise from other school committee members. "Rigor is here," said school committee member Dr. Carol Brown. "As an educator, I know when I see things going right and going wrong." Brown said she was impressed by the improvement plans from the school principals. "That just didn't happen," said Brown. Ural also criticized the committee members for not being more critical of Rizzi's performance in light of the recent state report of the district. "It's wishful thinking if you think that was positive," he said. Committee member Deborah Sovinee praised Rizzi for getting the school on the upswing and developing a strong team. "We have a talented superintendent, and I would like to keep her," said Sovinee. Earlier in the meeting, Rizzi was criticized b.y the school union for what they called "retaliation" during the contract dispute the administration and the teachers are involved in. The superintendent didn't comment on the school union's charge. Rizzi said she was looking for the another year to be in line with other superintendent contracts and to be able to continue the programs she implemented. "I made a commitment to them and they made a commitment to be," said Rizzi, who said she plans on staying. "There's no need to do that with a three-year contract. "It takes a long time, especially in any big district like this, to get things going," added Rizzi. "It takes three or four years."