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New LAUSD Superintendent Gives Up $55,000 Of His Salary

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Earning less than his predecessor, incoming Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy has volunteered to take a 17-percent reduction in salary, a loss of nearly $55,000 per year, amid the school district's budget related job cuts.On Saturday, Deasy told school board members "to withold part of his annual salary as they continue to work out a budget deficit for the new year," reports KTLA.

"...given our current circumstances, at this time I respectfully will not accept the salary offered in your contract.”"

Union workers critical of the district's potential 7000 teacher layoffs, praised the decision.