Former Omaha Superintendent Receives $1 Million For Retirement
Special benefits and unused sick and vacation time mean Former Omaha superintendent John Mackiel will receive more than $1 million for retiring. The Omaha school district had to take $800,000 from other funds in order to pay Mackiel. The district originally thought the former superintendent would only make $200,000. In 2004, the district added a retirement benefit to ensure Mackiel would still receive benefits for pay he received that was over $250,000. Mackiel made more than $400,000 during the last two school years.