BCSD approves deal for new superintendent that would pay $235,000 annually

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Posted at 1:01 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 00:30:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield City School District approved a deal that would pay new superintendent Mark Luque $235,000 a year. Luque's deal will run from June 1 through June 30, 2024.

Luque was named the successor to Doc Ervin, who announced earlier this year that he would be leaving the district at the end of the school year.

According to the agreement, Luque would receive $235,000 annually and would be subject to percentage increases or decreases based on salary negotiations through the district's certified management team.

Luque would also be provided $7,200 a year, or $600 monthly, for transportation costs.

According to the agreement, if the board decides to remove Luque from his position during the contract period, as long as he relinquishes any claims against the district, he'd still be paid his salary for up to a year.