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Divided Broward School Board Approves Administrator Raises

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Amy Beth Bennett
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Sun Sentinel
Broward County School District Superintendent Robert Runcie and Broward County School Board chair Heather Brinkworth at a recent School Board meeting.

Two high-level Broward school district administrators received raises Wednesday, despite the objections from the teachers union and three School Board members who considered it tone-deaf.

Maurice Woods, chief strategy and operations officer, received a $6,000 raise Wednesday, bringing his salary up to $202,850. Valerie Wanza, chief of school performance and accountability, received a $5,500 raise, boosting her pay to $191,232.

Superintendent Robert Runcie said the raises are warranted because the two are taking on extra duties. Woods will oversee the maintenance department in addition to other responsibilities. Wanza, whose main job is supervising school administrators, also has spent the past year overseeing teacher professional development and will continue to do so.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.