Atlanta superintendent will get perks beyond $375K salary

Besides her $375,000 salary and $2,000 monthly expense allowance, incoming Atlanta Superintendent Meria Carstarphen also will enjoy perks such as a home office, moving expenses and retirement contributions.

Carstarphen's employment contract, obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an open records request, calls for her to receive reimbursement for a desktop computer, laptop, cellphone, tablet, printer, fax machine and Internet access in her home.

She’ll also be reimbursed for moving expenses and temporary housing costs.

She’ll receive annual raises of at least 2 percent, and the school board will contribute an amount equal to 10 percent of her salary to a retirement plan. That’s separate from her membership in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, and her payments to that pension plan will also be covered by the board.

In addition, the school district will pay her an insurance stipend equal to the amount of her out-of-pocket premiums for medical expenses, as well as an annual physical exam.