Lillian Lowery, the Delaware school superintendent who was recently chosen for the top education job in Maryland and will be moving here, is being given up to $5,500 in moving expenses. Her contract states that "upon submission of required expense reports and proper receipts the superintendent shall receive a payment for reasonable moving, storage, and temporary housing expenses not to exceed $5,500."
Other superintendents have received similar relocation costs as Foose, but they were for out-of-state moves.
According to the Broward County (Fla.) Public School's website, the school system approved a contract in October that paid Superintendent Robert W. Runcie $20,000 in relocation costs. Runcie had previously been chief of staff to the Board of Education in Chicago Public Schools.
In Santa Clara County, Calif., the school board reportedly approved a deal last month for new Superintendent Xavier De La Torre that included $25,000 in moving expenses. De La Torre is currently superintendent of the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas.
And in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, the school system reportedly paid Superintendent Shelley Redinger $20,000 in relocating expenses last year to move from Oregon as part of her contract.