The new chancellor of a statewide district of lowest performing Michigan schools could see his annual salary rise to $425,000 from $225,000 by the end of his four-year contract.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/oSrkVc ) Tuesday that the pay raises would come if John Covington meets goals as head of the Education Achievement System.
Covington was hired last week to lead the lowest 5 percent of public schools across Michigan. He also gets a $175,000 signing bonus and a second-year salary of $325,000. A nonprofit will cover Covington's first-year pay.
He was hired away from the Kansas City, Mo., school district.
The Education Achievement System will start operating in designated Detroit schools in the 2012-13 school year and then expand statewide.