Pay for East Granby and Granby Superintendents Is Just Above Connecticut Average

East Granby's schools chief will take home almost $169,000 this year in pay and perks and Granby's superintendent will make almost $186,000, according to a report in the New Haven Register.

East Granby Superintendent Christine Mahoney is slated to take home a total compensation package of $168,767.00 during the 2012-13 school year, an average of $187.94 per student in the school district, according to an analysis of the contracts of 148 superintendents compiled by Journal Register Co. newspapers in the state.

Granby Superintendent Alan Addley makes a bit more — a total of $185,715 in pay and perks — but the cost per student to back his salary is significantly lower at $81.81.

Mahoney and Addley's pay packages fall just above the average for superintendent pay throughout the state. According to the analysis by the New Haven Register, the Register-Citizen of Torrington and the Middletown Press, the average pay for a superintendent in Connecticut is about $166,000 a year, with 27 making more than $200,000 per year.

Westport's Elliot Landon takes home the most pay, at $285,077 ($49.93 per student), followed by Wilton superintendent Gary Richards at $267,587 ($61.12 per student) and Fairfield superintendent David Title at $264,500 ($26.57 per student).

The highest ratios of superintendent pay to students in the district fall in the smaller districts, topped by Eastford's Linda Loretz, who will earn $672.48 per student ($124,409).

To view a PDF of Mahoney's contract, click here. To view a PDF of Addley's contract, click here.

Happy Percy January 03, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Savings of $170,000+ benefits , then look at other high priced positions and eliminate or combine responsiblities. The Community Developer in Granby gets about $150,000 plus benefits, this would be a good positon to start with.
Paul Bahre January 03, 2013 at 02:37 PM
How about this readical idea, all the former Simsbury Towns become part of the "City of Simsbury" again and then through economies of scale and combinations of responsibilities money can be saved. You would have 1 school system, one Super, one high school, one parks and rec, one roads and grounds dept, Purchasing would get better deals from suppliers because such an entity as the City of Simsbury, would demand better pricing. Also All of us could exit from being part of "Greater Hartford" since we would all be our own city, such as Bristol is or New Britain. Being so balkanized as we are, we would be much stronger together than apart.
Granby January 03, 2013 at 03:27 PM
What exactly is the story here? Last I checked Granby schools were doing very well. And slightly above average is nothing to scream about (seems this article is stirring the pot a bit when there really is not much of a story here). Let's sit here and begrudge people for producing successful results, the Granby school system is producing successful results and I personally, as a taxpayer in Granby, I have no problem with our superintendent earning a "slightly above average" salary for his position. This is America last time I checked and everyone has the right to negotiate their salary, yes even public employees.
Paul Bahre January 03, 2013 at 04:08 PM
The story is how much the super's make. That's all, it's not assigning any sort of moral judgment either way. I'm saying that if we combine into a larger political entity we would save money by economies of scale and we would not be beholden to larger outside political entities, such as Hartford by being called part of Greater Hartford as we are now called and forced to take their students and lower costs than we charge ourselves to educate our own children. As for how good the schools are that is not being measured here in this argument.
Happy Percy January 03, 2013 at 04:31 PM
The problem is saying theis is average in the first place. Compare this to similar jobs and education in the Private Sector and you will see why Government and "Public Servants" salaries are what is driving this Countries deficit. Granby, Do you work in the Government Sector??


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