Friday, June 3, 2016

Mississippi Gets MCPS Brand Administrators: Carey Wright, John Q. Porter and Elton Stokes

State Board of Education trims salary of double-dipping CIO

Ten years ago, John Q. Porter told District Administration, a publication aimed at school district administrators, that he liked fine things, expensive clothes, expensive cars and that he collected Rolex watches.
Thanks to a salary ($195,000 per year) as interim chief information officer for the Mississippi Department of Education that is higher than Gov. Phil Bryant’s ($122,160 per year), and several lucrative, single-source contracts totaling more than $293,000 before he was hired by the state, Porter can afford to indulge his hobbies on the taxpayers’ tab.

The Mississippi education administrator’s salary was reduced Tuesday by the state Board of Education meeting in executive session...

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