Superintendent shortage has Massachusetts schools paying top dollar

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Superintendent Jacqueline Forbes receives nearly $186,000 to head the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District and its 5,441 students. Her annual compensation is about $6,000 more than what Melinda Boone gets as superintendent of Worcester’s public schools.

And Boone has more than four times as many students as Forbes.

In West Bridgewater, a district that has 1,344 students, Superintendent Patricia Oakley makes about $145,580, or $108 per student. The superintendent of Springfield’s schools, Daniel Warwick, makes far more – $198,500. But when factored by student, he’s paid far less – just $8 for each student.

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