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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

Johnson City school teachers won't be getting a raise this year and apparently neither will the superintendent.

Superintendent Richard Bales' contract will soon be up and Thursday a committee met to discuss his pay package, which totals more than $160,000 per year.

Bales contract also includes 24 vacation days a year and $1,000 a month car allowance.

Committee members said they don't believe it would be fair to give him a raise when no one else in the school system is getting one.

"The superintendent has always chosen to do what the rest of the school system has done and has been very gracious in that regard. And we feel that we have an outstanding superintendent, and we'd like to do more but we think we need to do what's being done throughout the system," Dr. Richard Manahan, vice-chair of the Johnson City School Board said.

So how does Johnson City's superintendent's pay stack up against other similarly sized areas?

Out of 12 districts we looked at, the highest paid superintendent is Kingsport's making $174,389 per year.

Johnson City's makes $161,172 per year. Bristol's superintendent makes $138,730 per year.

The lowest paid superintendent is Elizabethton's making $87,000 per year.

Kingsport, Bristol, and Elizabethton all have assistants superintendents, Johnson City doesn't.

"My feeling is there's nobody in education overpaid, if they're doing a good job, an outstanding job, like Richard Bales is for Johnson City school system," Manahan said.

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