$5,000 raise for state charter board director

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Following a positive evaluation, the Charter School Authorizer Board approved a $5,000 salary increase for executive director Marian Schutte.

Schutte’s annual salary after the increase is $105,000.

The board discussed the annual performance evaluation of Schutte in executive session at its Dec. 5 meeting. According to board minutes, Schutte’s “overall satisfactory job performance” warranted an increase in her salary.

The executive director is responsible for providing research and policy analysis on issues to the board, developing and implementing the organizational structure required to operate the office, providing support through the process of authorizing new charter schools, publishing an annual report of the state’s existing charter schools, among other duties.