New York’s most comprehensive online database of state and local government contracts has been updated with the latest employment agreements for school superintendents on SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website.
At least 165 of the 177 new school superintendent contracts include pay of $100,000 or more and 52 were over $200,000, with school superintendents in Westchester County or Long Island clustered at the top of the list.
Out of SeeThroughNY’s newly posted batch of employment deals, the five highest paid superintendents in 2019-20 were:
- Russell Stewart, Smithtown Central School District, $300,000;
- Donald James, Commack Union Free School District, $298,574;
- Michael Hynes, Port Washington Union Free School District, $290,000;
- Thomas Rodgers, Syosset Central School District, $288,879; and
- Laura Feijoo, New Rochelle City School District, $285,000.
In other regions of the state, the highest-paid superintendents in the new group of contracts were, in rank order:
- Southern Tier: Luvelle Brown, Ithaca City School District, $236,325;
- Mohawk Valley: Robert Nole, New Hartford Central Schools, $210,023;
- Finger Lakes: Edmund Korsiorek, Hilton Central Schools, $201,571;
- Western New York: Michael Vallely, Lancaster Central Schools, $208,958.
- Capital Region: D. Joseph Corr, North Colonie Central Schools, $199,614;
- Central New York: Casey Burduhn, Westhill Central Schools, $190,123; and
- North Country: Thomas Burns, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, $176,767.
Nearly 8,000 public-sector union and school superintendent employment contracts are now searchable on SeeThroughNY’s contract database, the most comprehensive in the state.
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