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Los Angeles Unified school board approves $350K contract for new superintendent Michelle King


LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District has approved a $350,000 annual salary for its new superintendent.

The school board approved Michelle King's contract in a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday.

In addition to salary, the contract also authorizes King be provided a district-owned car and driver. The contract expires in June 2018.

King attended the nation's second largest school district as a child and later rose through the ranks, starting off as a teacher and most recently serving as chief deputy superintendent to Ramon Cortines, who retired in December.

She inherits a districts facing a looming budget deficit, declining enrollment and the ongoing fallout caused by a botched $1 billion plan to provide every student an iPad that is under FBI investigation.

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