How much of a bonus does Andres Alonso deserve?
The Baltimore school board will soon be deciding how much of a bonus the CEO should receive this year. While readers of this blog may not actually get a chance to take a vote on this issue, I thought maybe you would like to give your two cents to board members who will be evaluating his job performance.
According to my reading of his contract, Alonso will receive a $10,000 automatic increase. In addition, the board can give him up to $12,000 for "demonstrated increases in the academic performance" of the city schools, up to $12,000 for management efficiencies and up to $6,000 for "implementation of creative and innovated programs" that enhance reform of the school system.
In all, Alonso could receive an increase this year of $40,000. When he was hired in 2007, he earned $230,000, about average for superintendents of large systems in the state. I haven't been able to nail down yet what his current salary is, but I will do soon and add the information to this post. I believe he is now earning $270,000.
So what should Alonso earn? Does he deserve the whole $40,000 or none at all? Some city officials said they would donate their pay increases. Should Alonso donate his increase or defer it until the recession is over?