The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is trying to get the joint budget committee to approve the new salary of new State School Superintendent John White. $275,000 will be the salary of the newly elected official if voted in favor of.

BESE president, Penny Dastugue believes that the contract will be approved.

The previous Superintendent, Paul Pastorek's salary was far more at 355-thousand dollars including a stipend for a car and housing.