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Gen. John W. Scott Reporting for Duty

-- Outgoing Superintendent Jim Notter will receive nearly $250,000 when he retires from the Broward school district for unused sick and vacation days, according to the Sentinel


He'll also be making $103,000 a year in his pension. 

Hey, the guy made $299,000 a year -- nearly ten times the average worker's salary -- while working as superintendent. 

This kind of lucre for public service has got to stop, obviously. The next supe should make no more than $200,000. But a lot of the school boards do it, and they justify by pointing at each others' salaries and saying, "See, they're paying it." 

-- Speaking of well-paid public servants, the new inspector general -- the man who is supposed to bird-dog the errant public officials in Broward County -- is starting his new job on Monday. 

John W. Scott had been working as assistant legal counsel for the inspector general in Miami-Dade and spent the brunt of his career as a federal prosecutor (yes, of course, he's a lawyer). He'll be making $165,000 a year in the position, which was created by the voters after last year's passage of ethics reform.

Inside, see a list of highlights of his career, which he wrote that he has spent "fighting corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse." Oh boy -- he should have plenty to fight while doing his new job, then. Also inside is a Sentinel video of him taken today. 

 

You'll notice he closes the interview (with someone known by the Pulp) very abruptly. I think that's a good sign, so long as he's equally inhospitable when he's investigating dirty public officials.

Below is a list of achievements from his resume. 

 


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Journalist Bob Norman has been raking the muck of South Florida for the past 25 years. His work has led to criminal cases against corrupt politicians, the ouster of bad judges from the bench, and has garnered dozens of state, regional, and national awards.
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