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Alonso paid $150,000 for unused leave

The Baltimore school system paid nearly $150,000 in accrued leave this month to former CEO Andrés Alonso, a lump sum outlined in his contract that a compensation expert said reflects an overly generous package that should have been scrutinized when it was approved.

City school board Chairwoman Shanaysha Sauls said Alonso accrued $147,931 in unused vacation, sick and personal leave days, $94,683 of which he pocketed after taxes and deductions.

Alonso announced his resignation in May but did not give 90 days' notice as required by his contract, a provision the school board waived without penalty. He completed a six-year term on June 30, two years' shy of when his most...