The other day I wrote a bit about how top-heavy the pay scale has gotten at Texas public schools. The Texas Tribune has taken the rant and turned into an interactive data tool, which allows readers to examine and sort superintendent pay in all Texas public schools.
To any of our readers in Beaumont, you’ll be glad to know that you’re district is the highest-paying for a superintendent in the entire state. Even though it’s nowhere near the largest, or best. You’re paying your superintendent, Carrol Thomas, $346,000.
Rural Leon County, you’re paying your county school super a cool $116.60 per student. And that’s nowhere near the highest per student pay in the state.
In all, the top two dozen Texas superintendents make north of a quarter million per year. This blogger’s conclusion: I’m in the wrong business.