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Pittsburgh Board Seals Deal to Retain Superintendent

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The Pittsburgh school board has signed Superintendent Mark Roosevelt to a new contract through August 2014. It will bring his $225,000 salary to $285,000 by the 2013-14 school year if he meets performance goals in the contract.

The board had been looking for a way to lock Mr. Roosevelt into a longer contract. Pennsylvania law sets a six-year limit on superintendent contracts in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, so the board had to break Mr. Roosevelt’s contract last week and then reappoint him under a new one.

Board members have said they wanted to ensure no other district looking for a superintendent would snap him up.

Vol. 29, Issue 09, Page 5

Published in Print: October 28, 2009, as Pittsburgh Board Seals Deal to Retain Superintendent
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