[caption id="attachment_70613" align="alignleft" width="173" caption="Fresno County, Calif., Superintendent Larry Powell is returning $288,241 in salary and benefits for the next three and a half years of his term, so the district can afford to continue several projects. "][/caption]Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County, Calif., 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...

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