New superintendent returns bonus

Tuesday, August 15th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa's new superintendent said Tuesday he's giving back a $100,000 bonus and wants it used for teacher bonuses and scholarships instead.

David Sawyer made the announcement at a back-to-school teacher rally. "It's real pleasure to be here," said Sawyer, who was hired last month. "I'm real excited about the new school year."

The bonus of up to $100,000 was to be for meeting goals after three years. A recently approved contract gives Sawyer an annual base salary of $150,000.

Sawyer succeeds John Thompson, who left earlier this year to become superintendent at Pittsburgh Public Schools. Sawyer had been superintendent of schools in Brevard County, Fla., for more than six years.