Meria Carstarphen picked as next Atlanta superintendent

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Atlanta school board voted unanimously today to hire Meria Carstarphen from Austin, Texas, to lead the city’s struggling public school system.

Carstarphen, 44, will be paid a base salary of $375,000, along with a $1,200 per month auto allowance and $800 per month expense allowance. Her contract doesn’t include any performance bonuses.

Her first day on the job will be July 7, and she received a three-year contract.

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