Minnesota’s top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.
Stock options represented the single biggest slice of CEO compensation in 2012, accounting for 37 cents of every $1 of CEO pay.
“Options have been scrutinized but are still a basic component of the pay structure. These large companies are doing well, they are doing better than the rest of the economy,’’ said V. John Ella, a Minneapolis attorney who specializes in executive compensation. “So good old-fashioned stock options come roaring back.’’)
An occasional series examining special education in Minnesota’s public schools, where the sharp increase in students who have serious disabilities has brought soaring costs, profound challenges and often controversial new methods for educating them.