• Board extends Pittsburgh superintendent's contract


    PITTSBURGH - The contract of Pittsburgh schools superintendent Linda Lane has been extended through June 2016.

    The board voted 7-1 on Wednesday to approve the extension. It calls for Lane to make at least $200,000 a year, but she can earn as much as $265,000 by the end of the contract if she meets performance standards.

    The 63-year-old lane twice turned down raises totaling $20,000 because of the financial problems facing the district. She arrived in Pittsburgh in 2007 as a deputy under Mark Roosevelt and replaced him when he left to become president of Antioch College. Her contract would have expired on Jan. 16, 2014.

    She will face challenges. Financial estimates show the district may run out of money in 2016. The teacher's contract is also scheduled to expire in 2015.

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