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March 13, 2018
Superintendent salary report revised

On its website, the Alberta School Boards’ Association published a revised version of a report that it commissioned on superintendent salaries. A number of revisions were required when the College of Alberta School Superintendents raised concerns about some of the data contained in the report. The ATA News would like to clarify some information reported in the Feb. 27 story “Superintendent salaries raise eyebrows” as a result of the revised report and other information gathered.

The original report claimed that Alberta superintendents experienced a 10 per cent average salary increase between 2015 and 2017. The revised report now says that salaries for Alberta school board superintendents increased by more than 10 per cent from 2011 to 2016.

The original report also suggested that Alberta’s lowest paid superintendent (Northwest Francophone) was paid $229,000 in 2015/16. According to audited financial statements, the actual salary that year was $138,333.

The College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) believes the revised report continues to contain errors. The organization has provided the following statement to the ATA News.

“While the revised report did correct some errors, CASS maintains there are still errors in the revised report. As such CASS questions the conclusions made by the authors, in either version of their report.” ❚

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