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Byline: Susie Gran SGRAN@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3682
After their meeting, board members asked the Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent whether she was buying dinner, a feeble attempt to lighten the moment.
"I just lost 10,000 bucks. I'm not buying you dinner," she replied.
Contract negotiations are infused with inherent tension, and the public got a brief and unusual glimpse of it Monday night as the Albuquerque Board of Education struck a compromise with its recently named superintendent, Beth Everitt.
Everitt signed a two-year contract for $150,000 a year, a comedown from the two-year deal she was offered behind closed doors last week that would have given her $158,000 the first year and $165,000 the second.
The compromise is about $24,000 more a …