July 10, 2019

Some charter school leaders made more money than San Diego Unified’s superintendent

Leaders of some local charter school organizations made more money than superintendents of California’s largest school districts in 2016, the most recent year for which all of their salary information is available.

One of those charter organizations was Inspire Charter Schools, which paid its CEO Nick Nichols $514,197 that year, according to an IRS filing.

The leader of High Tech High charter schools, which serve about 5,400 students and has been lauded for an innovative education approach, was also highly-paid. High Tech High CEO Larry Rosenstock made $351,092 in 2016. Rosenstock did not respond to a request for comment.

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