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July 12, 2014

Contracts approved at Central meeting

DEWITT — Administrative contracts were approved Wednesday at the Central Community School Board meeting.

In a closed session prior to the regular meeting, the board discussed the level of pay increases for any personnel not covered by collective bargaining agreements. Comparisons were made to other WaMaC schools. Considered were the 3.1 percent raise teachers received last year while administrators received a 3 percent raise and Superintendent Dan Peterson’s salary was frozen at his request.

This year, teachers received a 3.99 percent raise. The board determined that a 3.99 percent raise should also be extended to all administrators, supervisors and other support personnel not covered by collective bargaining.

Board member Jim Irwin said the administrators did not get an appropriate increase last year and the district needed to pay well to get good administrators.

Peterson’s salary was set at $145,610; with benefits the total package is $184,905; high school principal George Pickup is at $101,342, annuity $2,749, total $132,877; intermediate/middle school principal Jim Wichman at $104,597, annuity $3,031, total $130,398; elementary principal Jennifer Vance at $98,177, annuity $2,675, total $129,938; secondary activities director Kurt Kreiter $69,203, annuity $1,771, total $95,105; director of student services Terri Selzer $89,455, annuity $2,584, total $118,907; director of innovation and instruction Amy Wichman $76,833, total $97,767; director of operations Keith Walker $72,324, total $98,407; food service director Deanna Wagener $31,032, total $50,141; juvenile court officer Jill Kleppe $38,070, total $58,336; business manager Tina Bartels $70,151, total $96,189; building/grounds assistant Mike Mumm $19.30 per hour, total $60,782; maintenance/groundskeeper Gary Schneider $18.89 per hour, total $59,796; maintenance/turf manager Kurt McCaulley $19.22 per hour, total $60,605; executive administrative assistant Gayle Pepmeier $40,680, total $61,418; and executive administrative assistant Karey Carlin $35,890, total $55,820.

The total increased cost is $55,820. Administrators are in the second year of a two-year contract and Peterson is in the first year of a three-year contract.

Walker updated the board on facilities projects. He said the boilers at the high school and elementary school had been removed. New boilers were already in place and work was on schedule. Lighting in the original building at Ekstrand Elementary has been removed and was on schedule for replacement. Also the parking lot at the operations building on 11th Street was two-thirds complete.

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