East Haven Superintendent of Schools Anthony Serio is slated to take home a total compensation package of $153,801 during the 2012-13 school year, an average of $43.01 per student in the school district, according to an analysis of the contracts of 148 superintendents compiled by Journal Register Co. newspapers in the state.
Serio's pay falls below the mid-range of superintendent pay throughout the state.
According to the analysis by the New Haven Register, the Register-Citizen of Torrington and the Middletown Press, the average pay for a superintendent in Connecticut is about $166,000 a year, with 27 making more than $200,000 per year.
Westport's Elliot Landon takes home the most pay, at $285,077 ($49.93 per student), followed by Wilton superintendent Gary Richards at $267,587 ($61.12 per student) and Fairfield superintendent David Title at $264,500 ($26.57 per student).
The highest ratios of superintendent pay to students in the district fall in the smaller districts, topped by Eastford's Linda Loretz, who will earn $672.48 per student ($124,409).
There are 3,576 students in the East Haven Public Schools, according to the Journal-Register Co.'s tabulations.
A PDF of Serio's contract is attached to this post. He also gets 27 vacation days, 7 personal days and 21 sick days in the first year of his contract and then 24 days in successive years, as part of his compensation package.