Superintendent Carvalho given contract extension
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade school's superintendent received a major vote of confidence from his school board members.
By a 7 to 1 vote, the school board agreed to reward Alberto Carvalho for the improvement of the fourth-largest school district in the country since he was hired as superintendent back in 2008.
The board voted to give Carvalho a five-year contract extension and want to give him a $70,000 raise, bringing his salary to $345,000 a year.
The superintendent, however, said that bump in pay is too much. "I want to be the most underpaid public servant in this community," said Carvalho. "More important than the paycheck and the checking account is the values and the principles that drive what I do, side by side, shoulder to shoulder with principals, teachers and cafeteria workers."
Carvalho's final salary will be negotiated by the chair of the school board and does not require a second vote by the board.
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