PGCPS: Selective & Misleading Superintendent Compensation Disclosure

See Snider, J.H., Prince George’s County pension-spiking is ripping off Maryland taxpayers, Washington Examiner, September 17, 2018.

“Hopefully, what they will feel is a different level of accountability than they felt before and more honesty and transparency. Every day won’t be perfect, but when it’s not, we’re going to own it, and we’re going to talk about what we’re going to do to improve and make it better.  We’re working extremely hard to change the narrative about Prince George’s County.”

–Monica Goldson, Kevin Maxwell’s replacement as PGCPS CEO, as quoted in
St. George, Donna, School opens with another year of record enrollment projected in Maryland, Washington Post, September 4, 2018.

Contracts Between Superintendent Kevin Maxwell and the PGCPS Board of Education

2013-2017 Contract

2017-2021 Contract

2018 Amendment to the Contract

Employees and Teacher Alternate Contributory Pension System (ACPS)

Information Provided by Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

Pension calculator

Variables the calculator requires:

  • Highest, 2nd highest, and 3rd highest gross income.
  • Creditable service (with years before 6/30/1998 having a 1.2% multiplier and years after that having a 1.8% multiplier)

Information Provided by Maryland State Education Association

 Pension Calculation Details

Comparative Superintendent Compensation Information

Compiled by MSDE

Compiled by WJLA

Compiled by Sherell Williams

Illustrative Press

St. George, Donna, Maryland schools CEO handed six-figure severance payout, Washington Post, July 12, 2018.

St. George, Donna, Prince George’s school board members allege ‘massive’ payout being considered for embattled CEO, Washington Post, June 13, 2018.

St. George, Donna, NAACP, union leaders call for Prince George’s school boss to leave by June 30, Washington Post, May 10, 2018.