Education board seeks pay raise for superintendent

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Board of Education will pursue a pay raise for state schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports board members will ask state legislators increase the salary cap for the position.

Matayoshi was hired three years ago and her annual pay is $150,000.

The cap was set by lawmakers in 2001.

The board gave Matayoshi a job review of "exceptional" in the second year of her 3-year contract.

Chairman Don Horner says in a prepared statement that Matayoshi has done an outstanding job realigning the department to achieve objectives of the board's strategic plan.

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