Lake Central School Board approves administrators' raises

2013-12-12T19:00:00Z 2013-12-12T19:35:22Z Lake Central School Board approves administrators' raisesLu Ann Franklin Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 12, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Board recently approved pay raises of about $1,700 each for 27 school district administrators.

The salary increases are the same amount certified teachers receive under the collective bargaining agreement signed in October between the Lake Central School Corp. and the Lake Central Teachers’ Association, Superintendent Larry Veracco said.

Board member Janice Malchow voted against the administrators’ pay raises, citing questions she had about previous staffing cuts.

“I do have confidence in our administrators,” she said during the board comment phase of the meeting.

The exact amount of the raises for the administrators and teachers evaluated as “effective” or “high effective” isn’t yet known, Veracco said. The amount set aside for administrators’ pay increases is $68,000.

Two new administrators, Director of Transportation Christian Flores and Kolling Elementary Principal Cassandra Cruz, aren’t eligible for this salary increase because they weren’t in those positions when the contract was negotiated, Veracco said.

Neither is Veracco. A public hearing is required to raise the superintendent’s salary, he said. That hearing will take place during the second semester, which begins Jan. 6, 2014.

“I won’t ask for anymore (than others are receiving),” Veracco said.

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