The Times recently reported that the EPISD superintendent was just given a $45,000 pay hike, “raising his salary to $303,000”.
The Texas Education Agency lists his base pay at $298,843 for 2015-2016.
Does that mean that today’s real number is somewhere around $350,000?
Don’t believe what you read
As it turns out the January 18, 2017 article in the Times was wrong. The superintendent’s salary was already at $303,000. A subsequent article in the Times used correct numbers without telling us whether it was the EPISD board president or the Times reporter who had made the mistake.
Then again maybe it was part of the Times editorial policy and not a mistake but a deliberate act.
As a reader pointed out yesterday, the superintendent also gets a $1,200 a month phone allowance. Some are more equal than others was a post that detailed other benefits in his first contract, some of which should get your attention.
No public input
The review of the superintendent’s performance was performed in closed session in a special meeting of the board that was held during working hours. Holding it at that time made it difficult for teachers or members of the public to attend.
The pay raise was subsequently approved in open session without any details.
We deserve better