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Pay raise proposed for Pinellas schools' deputy superintendent



To keep up with similar pay scales around the state, Pinellas County schools deputy superintendent Bill Corbett is up for a raise.

Superintendent Mike Grego announced at Tuesday's board workshop that he will recommend that Corbett's salary rise from $136,188 to $147,088 a year because it is below other deputy superintendent salaries at the largest districts in the state. Grego called the $10,895 raise "very, very necessary."

"We’re training people who could be leaders and are leaders," he said.

The proposal will go before the board for approval at its April 26 board meeting. With added benefits, the raise will cost the district $12,548. Funds will be drawn from the district's savings.

For comparison, Hillsborough's deputy superintendent Van Ayres makes $144,453 a year. Hillsborough is the third largest school district in the state with 212,000 students, and Pinellas is the seventh largest with 101,000 students.

Board member Rene Flowers also suggested paying the district's four area superintendents more money, too. Grego said the district may go back to regionalizing the area superintendents.

"We have much more responsibility placed on everybody," she said.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:43pm]


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