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Budget proposal calls for 2.5 percent pay raise but falls short of funding

ANOTHER UPDATE: The budget presentation is over. The board has commended Dr. Redinger for her presentation. No one commented on the fact that the superintendent’s proposal falls $6.6 million short of funding.

UPDATE: Dr. Redinger is starting to present her budget proposal. She’s starting with division accomplishments.

The PowerPoint presentation is being posted online now at the division’s web site.

A copy of Superintendent Shelley K. Redinger’s budget was handed out at tonight’s board meeting. The presentation hasn’t begun but the report shows that Dr. Redinger is recommending employees receive a 2.5 percent increase in pay and that the division continue to pay the employees’ share of the projected 10 percent increase in health insurance premiums for the coming school year.

She is also recommending the division continue paying the 5 percent share of the employees’ state retirement contribution.

Dr. Redinger also recommends restoring 20 classroom teaching positions.

Again, this is from the report. The superintendent has not yet begun  presenting her proposal. I’ll update you if there are changes from what you see here and from what the report shows.

The pay raise would be in the form of a cost-of-living increase as opposed to a step. Staff received a 1 percent COLA for this school year but have not received a step increase in four  years. If one is not given for the 2012-13 school year, that would be the fifth year without a step increase.