Marfa ISD Superintendent takes $12,000 pay cut to provide health insurance

Published: Sep. 21, 2016 at 9:57 PM CDT
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In an effort to balance their budget Marfa ISD Superintendent Andy Peters took a $12,000 pay cut from his annual salary of $110,000.

As Peters and school board members were discussing what cuts should be made, health insurance was at the top of the list.

But, for Peters that wasn't an option.

He says it was important to provide 100 percent of the cost of health insurance to his employees.

In a statement he writes, “Marfa has struggled for years with employee turnover. Making sure all employees could have access to health insurance was important to me. It tells our employees we care about them.”

In addition to Peters cut, five other administrators chose not to receive their raises totaling $10,000 in an effort to help balance the budget as well.