Current Missoula County Public School Superintendent Alex Apostle is reportedly a finalist for a similar position in the Spokane, Washington area. There has been much discussion recently about the salary paid to Dr. Apostle. I spoke with Public Affairs Director Leslie Brasfield on Monday, who provided some perspective on why the Superintendent earns a salary of $156,000 per year.

Brasfield says Apostle salary is comparable to other similar-sized school districts. She says Apostle oversees an annual budget of over $20 million dollars and a staff of over 1200 employees, including teachers and other employees. Click below to hear my interview with Leslie Brasfield.