Beverly Hall, ATL school superintendent: $400,298
Lean times have forced unpaid furloughs and reduced bonuses on some educators, but they haven’t hit Beverly Hall’s pocketbook. She will earn more than $400,000 this year in salary, bonuses and other benefits, including a car.
The Atlanta Board of Education voted last month to award Hall a bonus of $78,115 on top of her $279,985 base salary.
Under Hall’s contract, she can earn a performance bonus of up to 30 percent if students meet objectives in such areas as reading, language arts, mathematics, enrollment in higher level classes, attendance and test scores. The school system analyzed the data for 2008-09 and found students met 57 percent of the 72 objectives, yet Hall’s bonus will be more than 90 percent of the maximum available.
That’s because the goals were “stretch objectives” — goals that were difficult to achieve, schools spokesman Keith Bromery said. In other words, not easy A’s.
Hall’s contract also entitles her to a tax-sheltered annuity equal to 11.5 percent of her base salary — or $32,198 — as well as a $10,000 expense allowance and use of a late-model, full-size car. She also gets a life insurance policy for twice her base salary and additional contributions to her retirement.