Santa Fe superintendent to get $9,000 raise

June 19, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe school board members have approved extending the contract for the school superintendent that includes a significant salary bump.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that the board [auth] voted 4-1 Tuesday night to grant a $9,000 raise for Superintendent Joel Boyd.

Members also passed a two-year extension on Boyd’s contract.

Boyd will now go from earning $171,000 to $180,000 annually.

The superintendent says he will use the raise to establish a scholarship program for students from low-income backgrounds.

Glenn Wikle, the board member who cast the dissenting vote, says the contract amounts to a “large compensation package.”

Board president Steven Carrillo says the salary is on par with what superintendents in other cities with similar enrollment numbers earn.

Boyd was hired in 2012 on a two-year contract.

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