The El Paso Independent School District has a new Superintendent. From ElPasoMatters.com:
The El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a three-year contract with a $277,000 starting salary for incoming Superintendent Diana Sayavedra, its first woman in that position.
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Her contract explicitly prohibits her from consulting, an aspect of [former Superintendent Juan] Cabrera’s amended contract that generated controversy and led, in part, to his November 2020 resignation. Her contract states that she “may not undertake consulting work or any other type of outside employment while employed by the District.”
During the final two years of his tenure, Cabrera was actively consulting for former Trustee Dori Fenenbock’s online school, as well as working for an education nonprofit, according to documents El Paso Matters obtained. His chief of staff, José López, was also involved in those ventures.
The contract also lacks the special benefits Cabrera was offered, including a $1,500 monthly car allowance and $1,200 monthly office allowance. Sayavedra’s $12,000 moving benefit is also far less than Cabrera’s $35,000 relocation stipend.
The district will only contribute to her Texas Teacher Retirement System plan. Cabrera received such a contribution, in addition to district-paid premiums on his disability and life insurance policies and contributions to his annuity account.
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Cabrera was initially offered a $285,000 base salary in 2013. He had never been a school administrator.
At the time of his resignation, he was earning more than $500,000 in salary and benefits.
Women generally make less money than men because they pursue lower paying careers. Whereas men might take jobs as engineers, or doctors, or lawyers, women participate in the workforce as female engineers, or female doctors, or female lawyers.
I think Ben told me that joke.