District administrators, staff get raisesThe Hudson Board of Education approved new annual raises for district administrators and support staff at its meeting last Tuesday.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson Board of Education approved new annual raises for district administrators and support staff at its meeting last Tuesday.
Following a closed session for discussion, the board voted in open session to give school district support staff an annual salary raise of 3.55 percent. In addition, staff members will receive a one-time stipend of $150 to help offset increased health insurance deductibles. Those deductibles will double in some cases, according to district personnel director Nancy Sweet.
The board approved a raise in salary of 4.55 percent for district administrators including principals, associate principals, coordinators, supervisors, directors and associate directors.
The board also approved a salary increase for psychologists, social workers and counselors that average 3.55 percent. Their pay scale and increase is similar to that used for teachers in the district.
2008-09 staffing approved
The board approved the district administration’s staffing requests for the upcoming school year. The requests included the staff needed for the new River Crest Elementary school as well as additional staff required as a result of boundary changes districtwide.
The board approved the addition of 4.5 certified full-time positions, teachers, a principal and specialist at River Crest along with 13.45 full-time support staff positions. The cost of the certified staff will be $455,777.
Because of changes in the school boundaries districtwide, the board approved the request for seven additional classroom teachers as well as an additional half-time orchestra teacher at a cost of $262,500.
The board also approved $337,916 for other staffing requests unrelated to the new school or the boundary changes. Those requests include additional teaching and staff positions in the area of gifted and talented, special education, reading and literacy, world and English as a second language, counseling, special education assistants, financial services and information technology.