A year ago, he was the 2009 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. Now, after one year on the job as Kentucky’s Education Commissioner, Terry Holliday is getting rave reviews from the State School Board. But Chairman David Karem says in the current economy, the board isn’t able to give Holliday a raise.
“I don’t think he would take a pay raise at this point in time,” says Karem. “And I frankly admire him for that, because while we’re not staffing up as much as we like, and we’re having furlough days and things of that sort, I think he feels, and we all feel, that would not be appropriate at this time.”
Holliday has a four-year contract that pays him $225,000 per year. Holliday replaced former Commissioner Jon Draud who resigned for health reasons.