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Administrators Take Same Contract Concessions as Stow Teachers

Pay freezes and additional employee-paid contributions to healthcare are included.

All administrative employees, including the treasurer and superintendent, at the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District have the same two-year contract deal as the and staff.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement with all of its administrative employees during last .

Every employee, district-wide, has agreed to a two-year salary freeze on base wages for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. There will not be longevity step increases. The agreements are effective retroactively from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013.

"The board does desire to treat all classifications of employees the same, and that they will all receive the same benefits," Superintendent Russ Jones said. "The administration will take the same package as teachers and classified employees will."

Teachers, administrators and classified employees will also pay more for healthcare benefits. The cost will go from 5 percent to 10 percent during the first year and then up to 15 percent in the second.

Also, just like the classified and certified employees, full-time administrators will receive a $1,000 stipend in the second year of the contract. Part-time employees will receive $500.

Board President Pat Matthews said the contracts are in the best interest for the community.

“The administrative employee contracts mirror the teachers’ and classified personnel contracts,” she said. “This includes all administrators — from building principals to the superintendent and treasurer. The entire staff has worked together for the best outcome for students and the community’s taxpayers.”

Jim Glidden July 28, 2011 at 02:07 AM
Administrative employees voted unanimously? Was voting confidential? If it wasn't confidential, it was a farce.
Amanda Harnocz July 29, 2011 at 05:08 PM
Hi Jeanne, the contract that was rejected was for classified employees, not certified: http://patch.com/A-kCsp

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