Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane has been awarded a three-year contract extension.
Lane, who was appointed as superintendent in December 2010, will see her salary increase to $220,000 effective September.
Lane has three long-term goals that were approved by the school board: raising student achievement, becoming a district of first choice and closing academic disparities based on race.
“I don’t kid myself into thinking I can get them closed by 2016," she said in reference to racial achievement gaps, "but my goal would certainly be to see a future where they will close."
Another measure of success for Lane will be to manage the district’s financial sustainability without state intervention.
“If we can get to a place where the foreseeable future doesn’t have a lot of red ink in it, that would be great,” she said.
Lane's new contract calls for automatic $5,000 annual pay hikes plus another $10,000 a year for meeting performance goals.