AJC: Superintendent’s Compensation & Public Knowledge

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial:

Should metro-area school superintendents earn more than the governor?
More to the point, if they do earn more, shouldn’t taxpayers at least be aware of it?
When it comes to the paychecks of school chiefs, what local taxpayers see isn’t always what superintendents get. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis found clauses deep in the contracts of 14 metro superintendents that gave the school officals an average of $33,900 in nonsalary pay last year. A notable and laudable exception is the city of Gainesville, which posts Superintendent Steven Ballowe’s evaluation scores each year on its Web site.