School adminstrator salaries in the Racine Unified School District are largely in line with nearby communities, according to data compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Superintendent Ann Laing was paid $150,000, while Kenosha Unified Superintendent Michelle Hancock earned $195,000 and Oak Creek Superintendent Sara Burmeister received $153,497.
The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year.
School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in year's past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions being eliminated and 60 percent of those spots being teacher jobs.
"The 2011-13 state budget made historically high cuts to education funding," the press release said. "General school aids were cut by $749 million and the per pupil revenue limit was reduced by $1.6 billion from prior law. These large reductions accelerated the budget and staffing cuts many districts have been making over the years."
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