School Superintendent Gives Himself A Big Pay Cut
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with thanks to Larry Powell, superintendent of 325 schools in Fresno County, California. He's taking a massive pay cut. Mr. Powell is giving back $800,000 over the next three years. Says he wants to preserve education programs from budget cuts and help restore faith in government. So he will work his final three years before retirement making less than a starting teacher's salary.
You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.