Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Contracts for Knudsen, Hite pass at SRC meeting

6 p.m. update:

Contracts for Knudsen, Hite pass at SRC meeting

6 p.m. update: 

The vote to endorse William R. Hite Jr.'s contract passed unanimously. Hite will start Oct. 1, and the contract runs through 2017. Hite will make $300,000 as superintendent.

Thomas Knudsen's contract extension passed unanimously. Knudsen will be paid $25,000 monthly and then $22,500 monthly once Hite starts. He will work through Nov. 23.

Knudsen will continue as chief recovery officer until Hite starts. Then Knudsen will be acting CRO and CFO.

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Reviewing Hite's contract

There were no speakers at the meeting, which was adjourned after 10 minutes.

From earlier:

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission meets tonight to approve a contract for William R. Hite Jr., the incoming city school superintendent.  It's also expected to extend the contract of Thomas Knudsen, the current Chief Recovery Officer, who will stay for a few months during Hite's transition.

Follow along here, or on Twitter, for live Tweets from the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 5:30.  (You can also watch the live stream on the district's website.)

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