Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Some BOE Salaries

Here are some important BOE salaries. Note that I have not included benefits. The Principals and Assistant Principals are Members of "The New Milford School Administrators Association."

Superintendent: $160,602

Assistant Superintendent: $139,945

Director of Fiscal Services: $90,738

Director of Technology: $76,858

Hill and Plain:
Principal 113, 102
Assistant Principal 95,000 (shared with Pettibone)

Principal 111,902
Assistant Principal 45,240 (additional pay for teaching)

Principal 111,902
Assistant Principal 95,000 (shared with Hill & Plain)

Principal 125,294
Assistant Principal 109,307

High School:
Principal 125,294
Assistant Principal 109,307
Assistant Principal 109,007
Assistant Principal 100,591

Sarah Noble:
Principal 110,702
Assistant Principal 100,532
Assistant Principal 99,032
Assistant Principal 91,159

This article from the December 13, 2007 edition of the News-Times is important reading:

New Milford's school administrators get new contract
Nanci G. Hutson STAFF WRITER

New Milford school district administrators have negotiated a new contract that will give them an average 3.7 percent salary increase each of the next three years, with some administrators advancing to a new step each year. In an arbitrated agreement with school district leaders, the 17.5 administrators negotiated a settlement that will allow all to advance to the highest of three salary steps between the start of the contract in July 2008 and its end in June 2011.

In the first year of the contract, administrators will see a 3 percent increase. In the next two years, the increase will be 4.25 percent.

The new contract extends the Sarah Noble Intermediate principal's job to a 52-week work year and extends the three assistant principals' work time from 48 to 50 weeks.

In addition, the new contract increases the administrators' share of the cost of their medical and dental insurance from 13 to 15 percent in the first year to a maximum of 17 percent.

The principals at the high school, middle school, intermediate school, and the special services director will receive 20 vacation days each year, and others will receive 15 days.

Sick days will be accrued at the rate of 16 to 18 days per year, depending on the position. For every year an administrator does not use a sick day, two days are added to his retirement bank. All administrators will receive four personal days.

"I think it's been fair for both sides," said Superintendent JeanAnn Paddyfote.

Dr. Paddyfote said the award came after the two sides went through mediation. Because of strict time limits they were unable to resolve all the issues, so arbitration was required.

At the November arbitration hearing, the board and administrators reached agreement on all outstanding issues, and the arbitration panel issued a stipulated award that reflected the wishes of both sides.

Under the Connecticut Teachers' Negotiation Act, the Town Council had until Dec. 21 to review the final award and reject it by a two-thirds vote.

On Monday the council decided not to object, although some members expressed concern about the increases.

"I feel that the board met its objectives to increase the work year for Sarah Noble administrators and change the insurance plan and premium cost-sharing," Dr. Paddyfote said.

Staff writer Lynda Wellman contributed to this story.

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