NEWS BITE: Columbus City Schools Hires First-Ever Chief Equity Officer for $163,034 per Year

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The Columbus City Schools in Ohio hired Dionne Blue as its first-ever Chief Equity Officer in June 2020.

Blue’s gross pay in FY 2021-22 was $163,034, making her the seventh-highest paid employee in the district with 9,880 plus employees.

Superintendent Talisa Dixon made $283,613 as the district’s highest paid employee in FY 2021-22.

In 2021-22, a first-year teacher at Columbus City Schools with a bachelor’s degree had a base pay of $45,600.

Tom Gantert
Tom Gantert worked at many daily newspapers including the Ann Arbor News, Lansing State Journal and USA Today. Gantert was the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential for five years before joining The Center Square.

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