By Andrew Cluley
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school board members say that to show they're serious about the search for a new superintendent, they will offer a 175-thousand dollar minimum base salary.
Only Vice-President Susan Baskett voted against the 175-thousand dollar minimum Wednesday night. She says she's concerned that other salary and fringe benefit costs will push the total too high.
School board President Karen Cross says the high salary illustrates the district's committment to getting an exceptional superintendent, and to doing so quickly.
The district and Michigan Association of School Boards representatives are holding forums next week at Huron and Pioneer high schools to get input on the search process from community members.