As Texas schools brace for what could be an $8 billion gap in state funding, they are scrutinizing every last dollar they spend — from landscaping, to teacher stipends, to gas for school buses. Some in the Legislature have questioned the amount schools spend on administration — and have wondered if superintendents' compensation might be a place to start wielding the knife. We’ve collected and annotated the contracts of the 10 highest-paid school chiefs, as well as of those who lead the state’s 10 largest districts, for a total of 14, so readers can view their pay in the context of retirement perks, performance incentives and benefits like monthly automobile and cellphone allowances.
Click on a document to view the annotated contract in its own tab. To read Morgan Smith's original article, click here.