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September 6, 2011

Public education still pays for most school leaders

Alissa Smith and M.D. Kittle:

John Knight said he didn't get into education for the money.

The superintendent of the Drummond Area School District, a 400-student public school system in the far northern Wisconsin community of Bayfield, this year is expected to make an arguably comfortable salary of $96,000.

But he has to work five jobs to earn his pay.

This past school year, Knight earned $19,050 as superintendent. He also served as the district's director of pupil services, director of transport and director of food services and technology coordinator and principal of Drummond Elementary School. All positions combined will net Knight's $96,000 salary.

This jack-of-many-educational-trades earned nearly the same salary as the previous district administrator, whose sole position was superintendent.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at September 6, 2011 1:12 AM
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