As many parents send their children back into the care of public education professionals this week, newly released data shows how much those professionals get paid.
According to a database compiled by Transparent California, more than 7,500 school district employees in San Diego County received six-figure compensation packages last year, including 4,600 teachers.
The highest paid educator was Poway Superintendent John Collins. To oversee the education of 35,000 K-12 students, Collins received $393,284 in 2013, a figure which includes district costs for his benefits, stipends and other perks. Collins did not respond to telephone and email requests for an interview.