The Norwalk Board of Education approved a three percent salary increase for Dr. Manuel Rivera's first year performance as the superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools on Tuesday. The board's evaluation is based on the Rivera's efforts in communication with the board, community, district personnel, including his professional leadership skills and implementation of quality educational programs.
Rivera began working for Norwalk Public Schools last August with a base salary of $220,000. With the increase he will earn $226,600 starting in July.
His achievements include implementing the Common Core standards for grades K to 12, establishing Norwalk High School's P-Tech Academy, and other programs like "After the Bell" and the "Literacy 4 Parents 4 Children".