More raises approved for school district staffThe Hudson Board of Education approved another round of salary increases at a special meeting June 17. School district coordinators and supervisors received an average increase of 4.69 percent for the 2010-11 school year.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson Board of Education approved another round of salary increases at a special meeting June 17.
School district coordinators and supervisors received an average increase of 4.69 percent for the 2010-11 school year. All the employees in this category had their salaries frozen in 2009-10. A chart detailing the increases appears with this story.
Individual raises varied with the largest increase going to the Financial Services manager who received a 10.1 percent increase, or $6,126. The next largest increases went to the Nutrition Services coordinator with around a 6.6 percent increase and the Facilities and Grounds coordinator at about 6 percent. The lowest raise was around 1 percent for the district’s computer network administrator.
District Director of Personnel Nancy Sweet said the raises reflect pay levels that are comparable with area and statewide school districts the size of Hudson.
The board also approved salary increases for non-union support staff including administrative assistants, specialists, IT technicians and secretaries. The average increase for this group is 4.63 percent. This group of employees, estimated at around 140 people, also took a wage freeze in 2009-10.
Non-union support staff including school-age care leaders at $14.83 per hour, and school-age care workers, crossing guards and noon duty personnel, all at $13.83 per hour, received no pay increase for 2010-11. These employees also took a wage freeze in 2009-10 and will be paid the same as they were in 2008-09.
District administrators and the school board are still negotiating with the union that represents educational assistants, nutrition services employees, media and health assistants. Sweet said both parties to the contract are still negotiating.