ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he's raised money from the business community to more than double the salary of the city's next school superintendent.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the money could boost the salary to around $600,000.
Reed made the comments while speaking to students Wednesday at Morehouse College.
Reed suggested the next superintendent could be someone with a stellar track record who is nearing retirement and would be enticed by the money and the opportunity to bring an education team to Atlanta.
But Atlanta Board of Education Chairman Reuben McDaniel said the public should pay the superintendent's salary -- not businesses.
A position profile calls for the superintendent to be paid between $275,000 and $325,000.
Reed said more money might be needed to attract the right candidate.
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