Longtime superintendent named to oversee Breathitt County Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A veteran school superintendent will get paid almost $200,000 per year to oversee the troubled Breathitt County school district for the state.

The state Department of Education announced Thursday that Larry Hammond, superintendent of Rockcastle County schools for 17 years, will begin his duties as state manager for the district immediately.

The department said in a news release that Hammond will be paid $700 a day for a maximum of 145 days - or $101,500 - during fiscal year 2013, and for a maximum of 260 days - or $182,000- in fiscal year 2014. His contract also calls for him to be reimbursed up to $1,500 per day for housing, travel and other expenses during the two fiscal years.

The state took over management of the Breathitt County district due to a fiscal and management problems.

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