WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed November 20, 2013
Kentucky School Districts Increasing Superintendent Pay
A published report says many school districts across the state are giving modest increases to superintendents, but some have boosted pay by double digits.
An analysis by The Courier-Journal found that about 30 of the state's 173 school districts increased superintendents' pay by at least 15 percent from 2009-2013. The average pay raise in that time span was 3.7 percent. The review found that 49 districts reduced pay for superintendents.
The larger pay increases were defended by advocates for administrators, who said the competition for good leaders is intense.
Critics say the pay hikes are hard to justify at a time when state funding for education has decreased, prompting cuts in other areas.