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New St. Paul superintendent starts today

The St.

The St. Paul School Board reached a contract deal with new Superintendent Valeria Silva last night, and right away this morning she’s on the job.

The three-year deal calls for a starting salary of $180,000 a year, with lots of perks like deferred comp and a $1,000 per month car allowance.

Previous superintendent Meria Carstarphen was getting $194,000 when she bolted last year for Texas. But, hey, times are tough.