A year after a major financial scandal hit Seattle involving the Seattle Public Schools, two top officials canned have landed lucrative jobs elsewhere.

Former Superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, is now the top academic officer for the Education Achievement System in Detroit and former Chief Financial Officer, Don Kennedy, moved across country to Connecticut who is temporarily running business and facilities functions for the Bridgeport Public Schools.

Although both were fired, they received hefty severance packages.  Goodloe-Johnson’s now earning $200,000 (down from Seattle’s $264,000) and Kennedy is being paid $900 per day as interim chief operations officer.

Must be nice to be caught up in a scandal and then go on and find work that pays so well.  Sounds a lot like politicians.



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