The Bossier Parish School Board has approved a $50,000 pay bump for Superintendent D.C. Machen.
The increase brings Machen's annual salary to $180,000 -- up from $130,000 he's earned since taking the position in 2009.
The board also agreed to extend his contract through December 2016 and will pay him a monthly car allowance of $1,000.
Before Thursday's action, the superintendents' salaries in nearby DeSoto and Bienville parishes far exceeded that of Machen. Cade Brumley earns $167,000 annually in DeSoto, while Bill Britt brings in $163,294 in Bienville.
Machen's new salary puts him second in pay in the area, with Caddo Parish Superintendent Gerald Dawkins drawing $202,000.
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