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.