May 16th, 2012

Seattle School Board to consider transportation, advertising, superintendent contract at biweekly me

By Brian M. Rosenthal
Seattle Times

Seattle school officials, having backed away from a cost-cutting bus plan that inflamed families across the city, will still face a horde of parents at a School Board meeting Wednesday night.

And they’ll likely anger another set of activists when they take up a proposal to allow commercial advertising on school athletic fields.

The drama will all play out in front of incoming Superintendent José Banda, who is planning to fly in for the board’s formal vote on his contract — a three-year pact that would grant him an annual base salary of $270,000, which would make him the highest-paid superintendent in the state.

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