Oh wait, I guess the two gestures on the part of President Cauce and Superintendent Nyland aren't really all that similar.
The Superintendent is currently making $276,075 and with his raise, he'll be making $289,878.75 (base salary.) His salary increase is $13,803.75. His contract allows him 30 days paid vacation (and he can carry up to 30 days over to the next year's vacation or elect to receive that in compensation.) Naturally, that does not include legal holidays.
Let's see if I can do this again. He would be giving back half of the raise of $13,803 or $6901. His new base pay will be $298,878 and that $6901 is about 2.3%. The UW President is giving $100,000 out of a base pay of $910,000 which is about 11% of her salary.
One irony is that - to my surprise - Superintendent Nyland is NOT the highest paid superintendent in the state. That honor belongs to Kent's super, Edward Vargas, who makes a whopping $596,212 (including benefits.) He has been superintendent there for at least five years. Spokeman Review link of OSPI data (one reader says this is wrong and that Mr. Vargas' salary was double-counted.)
The next highest paid super is Gregory Baker in Bellingham at $308,302. What's interesting is that Superintendent Baker's salary is fairly low ($185,450) but he has a lot of bonuses/stipends. And then Nyland comes in third.
To note; former SPS interim superintendent Susan Enfield makes $256,572 at Highline and former SPS chief academic officer, Carla, Santorno, now superintendent in Tacoma, makes $263,114.
I note that the Superintendent's contract was signed by Sherry Carr and Ron English. English likely negotiated this which reminds me to find out what HIS exiting compensation package is.