School superintendent still works for free

January 24, 2013

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania school district superintendent who stayed on the job for free to help guide a $60 million building project has decided to work without pay for three more years.

Charles Machesky says he doesn’t have any hobbies and likes to travel, but can’t do that continually, so he’s decided to keep working for the Uniontown Area School District — sans his $122,000 salary.

He officially “retired” last April, but agreed to work for free through March because of the building project. But as that deadline loomed, the 59-year-old educator decided he didn’t want to stop working.

Machesky says he simply wants to serve the city where he grew up, about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh, and formerly served as mayor.

The school board has agreed to extend Machesky’s unpaid contract through March 2016.



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