Monday, June 4, 2012
The purpose of the meeting is to have an executive session.
The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education scheduled a special meeting today for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the central office. The purpose of the meeting is to have an executive session to discuss employment and compensation of an employee and any other business that may come before the board. For updates, check Stow Patch.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Superintendent Russ Jones's contract was set to expire in August 2013. The school board voted 4-1 to renew it for four years.
Superintendent Russ Jones will remain employed with the school district for another four years after the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education voted 4-1 to renew his contract May 29. The contract begins Aug. 2, 2013 and ends July 31, 2017. Jones will be paid $125,804 annually for 206 working days. (The entire contract is included in this post in the form of a .pdf.) His current salary of $122,200 annually will remain frozen until the new contract is effective next year. "I'm still not happy with things on this particular contract," Board Member Rod Armstrong said prior to voting. Armstrong cited some of the following items as to why he was voting against the contract: 1. The $5,000 merit stipend: Item 10 f: "The superintendent will be …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
A meeting is scheduled tonight to vote on the contract offered by the board of education.
Certified educators in the Stow Teachers Association will vote Tuesday on accepting a new contract offered by the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education. A tentative agreement has been reached between the union and the district, according to Deb Pauley, president of the association. A meeting is scheduled June 28 at 4 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls High School auditorium to vote on the offer. Copies of the tentative agreement will be available at 3:30 p.m. at the high school prior to the meeting Tuesday. For details on the contract and if it is accepted, check back with Stow Patch.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
CFO/Treasurer Catherine Bulgrin voluntarily froze her wages to her current salary for next school year.
Stow-Munroe Falls School District CFO/Treasurer Catherine Bulgrin voluntarily froze her wages Jan. 24 even though the Board of Education approved a new five-year contract with a raise in December. Bulgrin's salary will now remain at her current level next school year, about $106,000 annually. The contract the school board approved would have given her a 2.95 percent raise. Figuring in some supplimental compensation and the raise, her salary would have increased to about $109,000, she said. Now, her voluntary concession will save the district about $3,000. In the board-approved contract, the treasurer would have only receive an additional raise if the collective bargaining employees got a raise. "I want to formally thank [the board] for …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Board of Education President Pat Matthews expands on contract details.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
by Pat Matthews It has been brought to my attention that the readers may have misunderstood the details of the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Treasurer’s recently approved contract. Over a year ago, I worked on the negotiation of this contract with another boardmember and I would like to set the record straight. Treasurer/CFO Catherine Bulgrin was hired in August 2007 with a four-year contract that expires July 31, 2011. First of all, to answer the question, “Why now?” The written contract was a five-year commitment to the treasurer to instill continuity in this district’s fiscal office as we face what may be the worst financial challenges this district has ever seen. It is my opinion that her performance has been exemplary. The …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The School Board voted 3-2 to approve the current treasurer's new contract.
The Stow-Munroe Falls School Board voted 3-2 to approve a five-year contract with a 2.95 percent raise for Treasurer/CFO Catherine Bulgrin. Boardmembers Karen Powers, Pat Matthews and Board President Karen Wright voted in favor of the contract. Boardmembers Dick Spangler and Denny Mariola cast dissenting votes. Spangler said he voted against the agreement because of the length of the contract and the language for vacation days. She will make $94,524 annually and will receive 30 paid vacation days a year. Bulgrin's new contract begins Aug. 1 and expires July 31, 2016. The treasurer will only receive an additional raise if the collective bargaining employees get a raise, according to the contract. The treasurer started with the district in …