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FLDOE's new, more expensive, leadership



EricjsmithWinn In removing the "interim" from Will Holcombe's title as community college chancellor, the Florida Department of Education has completed its permanent leadership. If you think that, in these tight financial times, its salary package is less than that of the team it follows, you're wrong.

As a group, commissioner Eric J. Smith (left), K-12 chancellor Frances Haithcock and Holcombe will earn $625,000 annually. That's $12,065 more than the team of John Winn (right), Cheri Yecke and David Armstrong.

The biggest reason? Smith's deal.

Smith, who took over the department in December, makes $275,000 a year, compared to Winn's $254,925. The two other newcomers receive slightly less than their predecessors. Haithcock is getting $160,000 a year, while Yecke made $162,822. And Holcombe will receive $190,000, compared to Armstrong's $195,188.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:33am]


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