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Bill Handel

Board votes to fire school official with huge pay

Posted July 9th, 2014 @ 6:42am

LAWNDALE (CNS) - The Centinela Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously today to fire Superintendent Jose Fernandez, responding to reports that his compensation last year exceeded $663,000.  

In February, it came to light that even though Fernandez's base salary amounted to around $271,000, his contract was so loaded with perks he amassed more than $663,000 in total compensation last year, the Daily Breeze reported.  

Fernandez's total compensation in 2013 surpassed the comparable compensation of Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy and President Barack Obama, according to the Daily Breeze.  

That figure did not include the roughly $100,000 a year the district was paying for his two premium life-insurance policies, thereby bumping up his total compensation last year to $763,000, the Daily Breeze reported.  

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