Compensation and Benefits

Hartford Superintendent Gets $260,000 Salary Under New Contract

Hartford Superintendent Gets $260,000 Salary Under New Contract

Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez will be paid a $260,000 base salary for the first year of her contract to lead city schools, according to a copy of the agreement released to The Courant.

The three-year deal, which went into effect July 1 and runs through mid-2020, makes Torres-Rodriguez the highest-paid city employee by far. She is not guaranteed a raise next year, although the school board may choose to give her the 2.05 percent wage increase that other school administrators will receive under their union contract that ends in 2019.

Torres-Rodriguez, 42, who is married with two sons, will need to move to Hartford within 120 days, a residency clause required of past...

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