California Sup Gives Up Salary - Takes Rookie Pay
[Ed Note: This shows me that there are some people, out there, who do it right. The right reason. No hype. Because that's the kind of guy he is. I wonder if our next Sup will do this?]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 — what would have been his compensation for the next three years.
Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns.
"How much do we need to keep accumulating?" asks Powell, 63. "There's no reason for me to keep stockpiling money."