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Paid or unpaid? It should be public

State College Area School Board members should pay attention to the state open records director and the voting in today's online poll and say whether Superintendent Richard Mextorf is being paid or not during his leave.

That's a fair question and taxpayers who pay his salary deserve to know that.

"Salary records are public," said Terry Mutchler, executive director of the state Office of Open records, in case anyone isn't sure. 

Here's today's story including Mutchler's comment. The poll is attached to the story.