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(WWLP) – Most school superintendents make six-figure salaries and we’re paying for it. The 22News I-Team reveals how much they make, as well as the “perks” some of them receive.

The 22News I-Team spent months requesting and going through these contracts. We discovered there’s more in those contracts than just a dollar sign, such as Nantucket’s superintendent, who receives an $18,000 housing allowance.

Paul Andrews, Director of Professional Development and Government Services for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, said, “They are the C.E.O.’s of the school district.”

And they’re paid like it, with our tax dollars.  The 22News I-Team went through 240 superintendent contracts across the state. The average superintendent salary in western Massachusetts is $138,863, and statewide, the average superintendent salary is $161,133.

“In my opinion they’re way too high, anytime it’s coming out of my pocket I have problems with it,” said West Springfield’s Bob Christoforo.

The I-Team discovered the highest paid Superintendent in the state is in Lexington. Paul Ash makes close to $279,860 per year. In western Massachusetts, Springfield’s Daniel Warwick is paid the most, $219,096.

Superintendents in just about every school district make six-figure salaries, but Paul Andrews with the Superintendent’s Association told the I-Team they aren’t paid enough. “I think frankly, in my honest opinion, they’re underpaid,” said Andrews.

Andrews says that’s because of the hours and time they put into the job.

Holyoke Superintendent Sergio Paez makes $160,000. Now, the state is taking over their school district and his job is in jeopardy.

“I will be appointing a receiver and evaluating the current superintendent, whether or not that’s an appropriate role for him, but ultimately I have to decide if he continues to have a role in the district or not,” said Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts Commissioner of the Elementary and Secondary Education.

Paez, when he signed his contract, was one of just a handful of superintendents across the state to be given a city-owned car, but other perks are common. Many superintendents are given thousands of dollars a year for a car allowance for their personal vehicle. Wellesley’s Superintendent was given $15,000 to move. Our investigation shows that residency requirements are rare, 4-6 week vacations are common, as are cell phones and laptops.Below are the salaries of the Superintendents per their last contract sent to 22News.  Most salaries are up to date for the current fiscal year, but not everyone has the Superintendent’s last annual raise included.  On Wednesday, an exclusive to wwlp.com, we’ll reveal all the “perks” Superintendents receive.  

SCHOOL/DISTRICTSALARYSCHOOL STUDENTSCOST PER PUPILNAME
ABINGTON$151,2482027$75PETER SCHAFER
ACHUSHNET$111,3791013$110STEPHEN DONOVAN
ACTON-BOXBOROUGH$180,0002931$61GLENN BRAND
ADAMS CHESHIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT$115,0001352$85KRISTEN GORDON
AGAWAM$145,0004091$35WILLIAM SAPELLI
AMESBURY$165,9982438$68MICHELE ROBINSON
AMHERST-PELHAM$158,0002761$57MARIA GERYK
ANDOVER$204,9076281$33MARINEL MCGRATH
ARLINGTON$176,0005139$34KATHLEEN BODIE
ASHBURNHAM-WESTMINSTER$156,9012353$67RALPH HICKS
ASHLAND$150,0002661$56JAMES ADAMS
ASSABET VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$162,0001039$156MARY JO NAWROCKI
ATHOL-ROYALSTON$186,5331412$132ANTHONY POLITO
ATTLEBORO$175,0006149$28KENNETH SHEEHAN
AUBURN$168,9202419$70MARYELLEN BRUNELLE
AVON$128,750768$168PAUL ZINNI
AYER SHIRLEY$155,0001755$88MARY MALONE
BARNSTABLE$200,0005165$39MARY CZAJKOWSKI
BEDFORD$185,0002610$71JONATHAN SILLS
BELCHERTOWN$138,0002364$58KAROL COFFIN
BELLINGHAM$155,0002471$63EDWARD FLEURY
BERKSHIRE HILLS$140,6891340$105PETER DILLON
BERLIN (BERLIN-BOYLSTON)$145,500865$168NADINE EKSTROM
BEVERLY$170,0004549$37STEVEN HIERSCHE
BILLERICA$165,0005506$30TIMOTHY PIWOWAR
BLACKSTONE VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$120,0001173$102MICHAEL FITZPATRICK
BLACKSTONE-MILLVILLE$151,0001903$79ALLEN HIMMELBERGER
BLUE HILLS REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$137,362844$163JAMES QUAGLIA
BOSTON$257,00057592$4TOMMY CHANG
BOURNE$152,9002178$70STEVEN LAMARCHE
BOXFORD (MIDDLETON) (TOPSFIELD)$170,0002192$78BERNARD CREEDEN
BRAINTREE$159,8875802$28MAUREEN MURRAY
BREWSTER (EASTHAM) (NAUSET) (ORLEANS) (WELLFLEET)$164,6662681$61RICHARD HOFFMANN
BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM$172,5155546$31JACQUELINE FORBES
BRISTOL COUNTY AGRICULTURAL$132,000452$292STEPHEN DEMPSEY
BROCKTON$190,00017988$11KATHLEEN SMITH
BROOKLINE$225,1167576$30WILLIAM LUPINI
BURLINGTON$171,2963697$46ERIC CONTI
CAMBRIDGE$267,0006661$40JEFFREY YOUNG
CANTON$166,4643349$50JEFFREY GRANATINO
CARLISLE$163,200651$251JOAN WICKMAN
CARVER$145,8451850$79ELIZABETH SORRELL
CENTRAL BERKSHIRE$142,0001723$82ROBERT PUTNAM
CHELMSFORD$159,0005306$30FRANK TIANO
CHELSEA$168,0006636$25MARY BOURQUE
CHICOPEE$160,0007841$20RICHARD REGE
CLINTON$126,4022005$63TERRANCE INGANO
COHASSET$168,5001652$102BARBARA CATALDO
CONCORD-CARLISLE$218,5453476$63DIANA RIGBY
DANVERS$161,5003802$42LISA DANA
DARTMOUTH$150,0003857$39MICHAEL SHEA
DEDHAM$168,0002888$58MICHAEL WELCH
DENNIS-YARMOUTH$157,5913214$49CAROL WOODBURY
DIGHTON-REHOBOTH$140,0003069$46ANTHONY AZAR
DOUGLAS$125,0001642$76NORMAN YVON
DOVER-SHERBORN$185,0002095$88STEVEN BLISS
DRACUT$147,1753923$38STEVEN STONE
DUDLEY-CHARLTON REG$142,0004191$34GREGG DESTO
DUXBURY$191,0173302$58BENEDICT TANTILLO
EAST BRIDGEWATER$161,5882347$69JOHN MORETTI
EAST LONGMEADOW$147,7142683$55GORDON SMITH
EASTHAMPTON$124,7501538$81NANCY FOLLANSBEE
EASTON$170,0003948$43ANDREW KEOUGH
EDGARTOWN (MARTHA’S VINEYARD) (OAK BLUFFS) (TISBURY) (UP-ISLAND)$158,0002221$71JAMES WEISS
ERVING$120,360579$208ROBERT MAHLER
EVERETT$218,3467461$29FREDERICK FORESTEIRE
FAIRHAVEN$151,4782043$74ROBERT BALDWIN
FALL RIVER$170,00011009$15MARGERY MAYO-BROWN
FALMOUTH$153,0003668$42BONNY GIFFORD
FITCHBURG$165,9845559$30ANDRE RAVENELLE
FOXBOROUGH$175,0002795$63DEBRA SPINELLI
FRAMINGHAM$207,0008635$24STACY SCOTT
FRANKLIN CO REGIONAL VOKE$126,000519$243JAMES LAVERTY
FREETOWN-LAKEVILLE$150,0003035$49RICHARD MEDEIROS
FRONTIER REGIONAL/UNION #38$134,0001544$87MARTHA BARRETT
GARDNER$140,0002648$53DENISE CLEMONS
GATEWAY$150,329956$157DAVID HOPSON
GEORGETOWN$177,7981543$115CAROL JACOBS
GILL MONTAGUE$130,0001000$130MICHAEL SULLIVAN
GLOUCESTER$165,3173188$52RICHARD SAFIER
GRAFTON$166,3503165$53JAMES CUMMINGS
GRANBY$134,653882$153ISABELINA RODRIGUEZ
GREATER FALL RIVER REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$167,7291411$119MARTA MONTLEON
GREATER LAWRENCE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$173,7221355$128JOHN LAVOIE
GREATER LOWELL REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$173,4002132$81ROGER BOURGEOIS
GREATER NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$157,8622167$73LINDA ENOS
GREENFIELD$135,0001751$77JORDANA HARPER
GROTON-DUNSTABLE$168,0002694$62KRISTAN RODRIGUEZ
HADLEY$133,500620$215ANNE MCKENZIE
HAMILTON-WENHAM$165,0001947$85MICHAEL HARVEY
HAMPDEN – WILBRAHAM$149,9133239$46MAURICE O’SHEA
HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL$141,6791748$81CRAIG JURGENSEN
HANOVER$152,5002753$55MATTHEW FERRON
HARVARD$150,0001201$125LINDA DWIGHT
HATFIELD$117,000461$254JOHN ROBERT
HAVERHILL$198,0007646$26JAMES SCULLY
HINGHAM$183,1664294$43DOROTHY GALO
HOLLISTON$180,9282862$63BRADFORD JACKSON
HOLYOKE$160,0005573$29SERGIO PAEZ
HOPEDALE$150,6481300$116DENNIS BREEN
HOPKINTON$170,0003521$48CATHY MACLEOD
HUDSON$165,0003049$54JODI FORTUNA
HULL$173,9451110$157KATHLEEN TYRELL
IPSWICH$155,0002029$76WILLIAM HART
KING PHILIP$153,1802145$71ELIZABETH ZIELINSKI
LAWRENCE$207,00014959$14JEFFREY RILEY
LEE/Union #29 Public Schools$81,062683$119ALFRED SKROCKI – Interim
LEICESTER$156,1001692$92JUDITH PAOLUCCI
LENOX$115,000728$158TIMOTHY LEE – Interim
LEXINGTON$279,8606780$41PAUL ASH
LINCOLN$179,9601368$132REBECCA MCFALL
LINCOLN-SUDBURY$175,0001652$106BELLA WONG
LITTLETON$147,2631604$92KELLY CLENCHY
LONGMEADOW$166,9372902$58MARIA DOYLE
LOWELL$175,99214981$12JEAN FRANCO
LUDLOW$135,0002716$50TODD GAZDA
LUNENBURG$135,3001607$84LOXI JO CALMES
LYNN$175,0001612$109CATHERINE LATHAM
LYNNFIELD$176,00015381$11JANE TREMBLAY
MAHAR$140,0001567$89TARI THOMAS
MANSFIELD$166,2134431$38ZEFFRO GIANETTI
MARBLEHEAD$162,0003346$48MARYANN PERRY
MARION (MATTAPOISETT) (OLD ROCHESTER) (ROCHESTER)$160,7232743$59DOUGLAS WHITE
MARSHFIELD$164,0004507$36SCOTT BORSTEL
MASCONOMET$186,0002061$90KEVIN LYONS
MASHPEE$145,0001749$83BRIAN HYDE
MAYNARD$170,3351455$117ROBERT GERARDI
MEDFORD$173,9224795$36ROY BELSON
MEDWAY$168,9632524$67JUDITH EVANS
MELROSE$169,7443748$45CYNDY TAYMORE
MENDON-UPTON$150,0002470$61JOSEPH MARUSZCZAK
METHUEN$162,8467278$22JUDITH SCANNELL
MILFORD$157,8834361$36ROBERTY TREMBLAY
MILLBURY$135,0001829$74GREGORY MYERS
MILTON$192,2094026$48MARY GORMLEY
MINUTEMAN REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$185,700737$252EDWARD BOUQUILLON
MOHWAK TRAIL REG$134,5611073$125MICHAEL BUONICONTI
MONOMOY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT$163,2001962$83SCOTT CARPENTER
MONSON$115,0001094$105CHERYL CLARKE
MONTACHUSETT REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$162,0001441$112SHEILA HARRITY
NAHANT$50,000185$270PHILLIP DEVAUX
NANTUCKET$166,3301562$106WILLIAM COZORT
NARRAGANSETT$137,8001407$98RUTH MILLER
NASHOBA$167,4523509$48MICHAEL WOOD
NASHOBA VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$188,641723$261JUDITH KLIMKIEWICZ
NATICK$189,7205413$35PETER SANCHIONI
NEEDHAM$198,3245588$35DANIEL GUTEKANST
NEW BEDFORD$187,00013598$14PIA DURKIN
NEWBURYPORT$169,3202383$71SUSAN VICCARO
NEWTON$254,32612928$20DAVID FLEISHMAN
NORFOLK$135,000944$143INGRID ALLARDI
NORTH ANDOVER$168,0004922$34KEVIN HUTCHINSON
NORTH ATTLEBORO$168,0964792$35SUZAN CULLEN
NORTH BROOKFIELD$123,500598$207MARILYN TENCZA
NORTH MIDDLESEX$160,0003590$45JOAN LANDERS
NORTH READING$160,0002645$60JOE BERNARD
NORTHAMPTON$147,5002701$55JOHN PROVOST
NORTHBORO-SOUTHBORO$180,0004789$38CHRISTINE JOHNSON
NORTHBRIDGE$132,0002709$49CATHERINE STICKNEY
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE REG. VOKE$121,000500$242JAMES BROSNAN
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE SCHOOL UNION$106,078362$293JON LEV
NORTON$161,6002634$61JOSEPH BAETA
NORWELL$175,3502302$76MATTHEW KEEGAN
NORWOOD$157,2273628$43JAMES HAYDEN
OLD COLONY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$130,000590$220FRANK COTE
OXFORD$140,0002014$70MARK GARCEAU
PATHFINDER$156,982621$253GERALD PAIST
PALMER$125,0001430$87THOMAS CHARKO
PEABODY$168,0006349$26JOSEPH MASTROCOLA
PEMBROKE$188,6833347$56FRANK HACKETT
PENTUCKET$170,0002893$59JEFFREY MULQUEEN
PIONEER VALLEY$132,000926$143DAYLE DOIRON
PITTSFIELD$157,0005744$27JASON MCCANDLESS
PLAINVILLE$152,800806$190DAVID RAICHE
QUABBIN$59,0002598$23MAUREEN MARSHALL
QUABOAG REGIONAL$152,1691471$103BRETT KUSTIGIAN
RANDOLPH$162,0003177$51THOMAS ANDERSON
READING$173,4004494$39JOHN DOHERTY
REVERE$222,2307227$31PAUL DAKIN
ROCKLAND$176,9302395$74JOHN RETCHLESS
ROCKPORT$143,575988$145ROBERT LIEBOW
SALEM$170,0004597$37STEPHEN RUSSELL
SANDWICH$153,0003129$49RICHARD CANFIELD
SCITUATE$189,0683152$60JOHN MCCARTHY
SEEKONK$146,1102090$70ARLENE BOSCO
SHARON$166,5273542$47TIMOTHY FARMER
SHAWSHEEN VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$229,7801383$166CHARLES LYONS
SHREWSBURY$180,0006272$29JOSEPH SAWYER
SMITH VOKE$101,000430$235JEFFREY PETERSON
SOMERSET$133,0001912$70JEFFREY SCHOONOVER
SOMERVILLE$210,6865205$40ANTHONY PIERANTOZZI
SOUTH HADLEY$142,2001868$76NICHOLAS YOUNG
SOUTH MIDDLESEX REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$165,000723$228JONATHAN EVANS
SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$137,500605$227THOMAS HICKEY
SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$165,6891296$128LUIS LOPES
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE$123,000762$161DAVID HASTINGS
SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$150,5601116$135JOHN LAFLECHE
SOUTHWICK$140,0001636$86JOHN BARRY
SPENCER – E. BROOKFIELD$155,0001936$80NADINE CROWE
SPRINGFIELD$219,09625645$9DANIEL WARWICK
STONEHAM$160,1512425$66LES OLSON
STOUGHTON$177,0313802$47MARGUERITE RIZZI
SUDBURY$182,8512965$62ANNE WILSON
SUTTON$150,7601598$94THEODORE FRIEND
SWAMPSCOTT$155,0002374$65PAMELA ANGELAKIS
SWANSEA$144,2832151$67ROBERT MONTEIRO
TANTASQUA$160,0003805$42ERIN NOSEK
TAUNTON$170,6268279$21JULIE HACKETT
TEWKSBURY$183,2393866$47JOHN O’CONNOR
TRI COUNTY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$166,8601053$158STEPHEN DOCKRAY
TRITON$171,5002879$60CHRISTOPHER FARMER
UPPER CAPE COD REGIONAL VOCATIONAL$141,633682$208ROBERT DUTCH
UXBRIDGE$125,0001956$64KEVIN CARNEY
WACHUSETT$167,0007579$22DARRYLL MCCALL
WAKEFIELD$164,0003409$48STEPHEN ZRIKE
WALPOLE$166,9634062$41LINCOLN LYNCH
WALTHAM$181,2075506$33SUSAN NICHOLSON
WARE$117,0001241$94MARLENE DI LEO
WAREHAM$153,0002966$52KIMBERLY SHAVER-HOOD
WAYLAND$196,9102712$73PAUL STEIN
WEBSTER$140,0002001$70BARBARA MALKAS
WELLESLEY$185,0005111$36DAVID LUSSIER
WEST BOYLSTON$139,282977$143ELIZABETH SCHAPER
WEST BRIDGEWATER$148,9391354$110PATRICIA OAKLEY
WEST SPRINGFIELD$132,0003977$33MICHAEL RICHARD
WESTBOROUGH$169,1503752$45AMBER BOCK
WESTFIELD$150,0005696$26SUZANNE SCALLION
WESTFORD$175,8505256$33EVERETT OLSEN
WESTON$210,8392370$89CHERYL MALONEY
WESTWOOD$193,3883241$60JOHN ANTONUCCI
WHITMAN-HANSON$146,1844278$34RUTH GILBERT-WHITNER
WHITTIER REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL$185,0001299$142WILLIAM DEROSA
WILLIAMSTOWN-LANESBOROUGH UNION#71$165,4501225$135ROSE ELLIS
WILMINGTON$162,5003605$45MARY DELAI
WINCHESTER$92,2564511$20WILLIAM MCALDUFF
WINTHROP$140,0002054$68JOHN MACERO
WOBURN$163,0465010$33MARK DONOVAN
WORCESTER$191,01727029$7MELINDA BOONE
WRENTHAM$135,0001171$115ALLAN CAMERON

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