NC superintendents’ contracts packed with perks

Number 26202
Subject Education
Source WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)
State N.C.
Year 2013
Publication Date Aug. 26, 2013
Summary I requested the contracts of all 115 public school superintendents in North Carolina and found that their six-figure salaries aren’t the only way they are compensated. Many receive thousands of dollars in bonuses each year, and some get special perks, such as cars, gym memberships, money for mortgage payments and extra vacation time. The contracts also revealed the lengths school boards were willing to go to get or keep a superintendent, including one school system that agreed to provide its new leader with a house and install a nearly $4,300 fence for her dogs – paid for with taxpayer money.
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Keywords education; contracts; benefits; taxpayer money
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