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Pasco superintendent gets headhunter invitation to consider relocating up north



He's not even been a superintendent for a full year. But that hasn't stopped the search firms from knocking on Kurt Browning's door.

The Pasco schools superintendent recently got an invitation from Ray and Associates -- the firm brought Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett to Florida as commissioners -- to apply for the top job in Baltimore, Md., city schools. Baltimore has about 85,000 students, 84 percent of whom are low-income minorities, in a district of 195 schools and programs, including 31 charters and 19 magnets operated by outside firms.

Pasco has about 65,000 students in 85 schools.

Baltimore also is paying about $290,000 a year, more than double Pasco's top salary.

Browning, who resigned his post as Florida secretary of state in 2012 because it kept him too far from his Dade City home, might be flattered by the inquiry, but he's also not interested, spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said. He's got three years to go before his term ends here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:19pm]


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