- Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane this week was offered a $15,000 pay increase for 2012 and $5,000 more for 2013, but she declined, saying that she wanted to support those who have suffered from cuts and furloughs amid the district's recent financial problems.
- Her salary will remain at $200,000, despite the $5,000-per-year raise that her contract calls for.
- It is not the first time Lane has turned down additional compensations, as she has reportedly declined $35,000 over two years.
From the article:
"... 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. ..."