Kentucky Community and Technical College System officials have reversed course and released the employment contract for new President Jay Box.
On Friday, general counsel Campbell Cantrill decreed that the contract would be released only after a request had been made under the state Open Records Act, and then would be delivered through the mail. Most government agencies deliver such documents electronically.
Officials did not respond to questions Tuesday about why they decided to release the document electronically on Monday.
Under the three-year contract, Box will make an annual salary of $345,000, plus a $24,000 car allowance per year. His predecessor, Michael McCall, made about $328,325 a year in base pay, plus numerous bonuses, and he received a $90,000-a-year housing allowance and $43,000 a year for a car. Before he announced his retirement, the KCTCS board agreed to pay McCall a year's salary as president emeritus after he left the system.