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FUSD superintendent’s contract

Jim MorrisLast week, I wrote about FUSD’s new superintendent, Jim Morris, and the fact that he’ll be bringing home at least $242,000 a year.

What I failed to mention was that he agreed to a 5 percent furlough for next year.

Also, I heard tonight that the current LA Unified employee took a $10,000 paycut and walked away from lifetime health benefits for him and his wife to take the Fremont post.

I asked Morris why he was willing to leave all that behind. He said he could tell from comments by district employees and parents that Fremont is a passionate community and that people here care.

And based on conversations with teachers, parents and other community members, it seems people here are excited to have him.

Linh Tat