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Public money to fund Atlanta superintendent search

7:02 AM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Businesses won't fund the search for Atlanta's next school superintendent, though private money could still double the salary of the school system's next leader.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that the Atlanta Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously to use taxpayer money for the $146,000 nationwide superintendent search.

The board delayed making any decision on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's proposal to boost the superintendent's salary with private money.

Reed has said that enough money has been raised from the business community to more than double the salary of the city's next school superintendent to around $600,000. Reed said he's secured $1.5 million from private donors that could be distributed over a five-year period.

Associated Press

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