HARTFORD — Hartford School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto has announced that she will not seek a $15,450 performance bonus for this fiscal year.
Kishimoto, in a statement released to the press on Saturday, responded to a report about her lawyer’s negotiation to get a contractual performance bonus added to her already sizable salary of $231,000 in her second year, plus $10, 000 toward retirement and a $400 monthly car allowance.
Kishimoto has served as superintendent for 16 months.
“In light of reporting today on communications between the Board of Education and my attorneys concerning a recent evaluation process conducted by the Board, I wish to clarify that I will not seek a bonus for my performance over the past year,” Kishimoto said.
The statement comes on the heels of an unsatisfactory performance review by the board of education last month. The board had vigorously objected to Kishimoto’s demand.