The Alamance Burlington School district will retain Superintendent William Harrison for two more years. Harrison will be paid $245,000 a year.
Harrison will receive an additional payment of $85,000 coming from ‘private donations’. That sounds sketchy.
Excerpt from Times News:
Under the contract, Harrison will receive $245,000 per year from state and local funds and an additional payment of $85,000, “which shall include any available unrestricted funds donated or granted ABSS by individual or community organizations,” according to the contract, for a total of $330,000.
THE BOARD ALSO voted to accept donations of unrestricted funds totaling $85,000 — $35,000 from Glen Raven and $25,000 each from Elon University and Impact Alamance, the nonprofit associated with Cone Health, which has put a focus on improving Alamance County’s educational system.
Leaders of the company, university and nonprofit are all involved in an informal group that has been meeting since before last year’s May primary. It generated some controversy buying ads encouraging voters to support pro-education candidates. The group also held interviews over the summer with all the candidates for school board in last November’s election.
Glen Raven CEO Allen Gant Jr. seems to be the driving force behind the group. Elon President Leo Lambert and Impact Alamance’s Tracy Grayzer both have said they are regular attendees. Harrison told the Times-News he has met with the group several times, but discussions were “apolitical” when he was there, and he did not feel there was a conflict in meeting with a group that tried to influence the election of the district’s governing board.
Meanwhile, PR Firm EducationNC is running stories about Principals Salaries and how horrible they are.
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) February 19, 2015
While the article mentions the districts have salary supplements, it fails to mention the districts control the amounts of said supplements, not the General Assembly.
Flashback to December 2014:
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) December 18, 2014