Pittsburgh Schools superintendent turns down $20K pay raise

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane tonight turned down a pay raise again, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. For calendar 2012, Ms. Lane was awarded a $15,000 pay increase, but she declined it and her pay remained at $200,000. For calendar 2013, she was offered an additional raise of $5,000, which would have brought her pay to $220,000. However, she declined that as well, so she will be paid $200,000 for 2013. Over the two years, she has given up $35,000 in pay. The vote for the pay increase was 8-1, with Mark Brentley Sr. voting no. Mr. Brentley said he was not saying Ms. Lane was not “working very, very hard,” but he complained that there is not enough transparency…

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