$275K for Eric J.
Florida's new education commissioner has a start date, and a starting salary, the Gradebook has learned. According to the Department of Education, Eric J. Smith's first day on the job will be next Monday, Dec. 3, and his annual salary will be $275,000. John Winn, Florida's last permanent ed commish, made $255,000 a year.
Since the commissioner serves at the pleasure of the Board of Education, there is no contract. Smith's benefits are the same as those for a senior management service position, which you can read about here. To read about the BOE's selection of Smith in October, click here.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter