Rhee commits $1.6M in funds to pay her top aides

Bill Myers of the Washington Examiner writes:

WASHINGTON (Map, News) – D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has committed nearly $1.6 million in public funds for 13 of her top aides, according to figures obtained by The Examiner.

Rhee, who is paid more than $275,000 per year to run the city’s stricken schools, pays an average of $122,000 to each aide, according to a salary chart provided by Rhee spokeswoman Mafara Hobson.

The top salaries include Lisa Ruda, Rhee’s chief of staff, and Kaya Henderson, deputy chancellor, who each are paid $200,000 – as much as their boss, Mayor Adrian Fenty, makes.

Jesus Aguirre, a “transition assistant,” is being paid $150,000, the salary chart shows.

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