District is saving a bit of money on salaries for its highest-level administrators this year.
New Superintendent of Schools for Brentwood, David Faulkner, is making $150,000 this year. That's compared to Dr. Charles Penberthy's salary of $218,160 when he left the position. Faulkner started the job on July 1.
New assistant superintendent Dr. Joan Oakley's salary is $134,000. When Faulkner was assistant last year his salary was $137,746.
Faulkner said salaries trend with both the position and the years of experience.
He said for Oakley's, the Cooperating School District provides a comparisson of salaries in the county, and they set her salary based on that.
Faulkner said in spite of his increase in income, he still drives a 2000 Honda Accord with a 107,000 miles on it.
"It's the same 2000 Accord I had eight years ago, and it's been paid off (almost) since I've had it," he said. "I hate debt and I hate everything about it. I'm not going to do it to myself and I'm not going to do it to my district if I can help it."
Also, "I do not have a Mercedes," he said.