After deliberating for over 30 minutes in executive session late last night, the Bridgeport Board of Education unanimously approved new interim superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s $140,000 contract.
The district approved a one-year contract with Rabinowitz, who is set to begin March 3rd.
Rabinowitz’s salary is about $40,000 less than Paul Vallas’ as permanent superintendent, according to the Connecticut Post. [Connecticut Post, 2/11/2014]
Rabinowitz’s salary, however, will be much higher than the 40 percent salary generally offered to retired Connecticut superintendents fill in as interim superintendents.
By approving a full-year contract in the middle of the school year, the board will have ample time to find a permanent replacement.
However, it also likely means Bridgeport schools might be switching superintendents mid-year again.
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