School administrators will donate bonuses

CORRESPONDENTOctober 9, 2010 

— The superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and other top-level administrators will forgo their bonuses this year and contribute them to a foundation that supports the school system.

In addition to Superintendent Neil Pedersen (whose bonus was $7,550), the administrators are Denise Bowling ($4,191), assistant superintendent for instruction; Todd LoFrese ($4,155), assistant superintendent of support services; and Ray Reitz ($4,185), the chief technology officer.

With the district facing budget constraints that have frozen teachers' raises and bonuses, Pedersen told the school board Thursday, "We think it's appropriate for those bonuses to go to the benefit of the children and staff of our district."

Audience members applauded his remarks.

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