Salaries account for 61.28% of the total $46,293,668 school budget request.
The Board of Selectmen has recommended the schools trim $100,000 from the budget (a 1.31% increase over the current year). The finance board will have the ultimate power to decide what number to send to the voters.
Based on projections of declining enrollment, the district plans to eliminate two grade one teachers, while adding one more grade two teacher. The district also plans to eliminate one grade six teacher and reduce special subjects by the equivalent of a 0.76 full-time equivalent (FTE).
A 0.40 FTE for reading/writing support has been transferred from a grant to the operating budget because available funds are less in 2014.
There is also a reduction of a 0.43 science paraprofessional at Weston High School and 1.0 special education paraprofessional at Weston High School.
Additions to the budget include an assistant director of pupil personnel services position at an approximate annual salary of $120,000.
There are also four new security officers in the proposed budget. While the 2013-14 school budget originally called for five security officers, the new budget includes four additional security officers at approximately $27,000 each. The district has already hired the new officers in the current fiscal year and paid for the positions through a reallocation of funds.
By contract, in 2013-14, teachers at top scale will get a 1.25% salary increase and teachers not “on step” who have not reached the top will get a 1% increase, while the other teachers on step will receive an average 2.25% increase (1.25% increase plus a 1% step increase).
Administrators in the union will receive a 2% increase, while support staff positions will receive a 1.9% increase.
The salary increases for non-affiliated administrators, including the superintendent, have yet to be determined. The school board determines those salary increases at the end of each fiscal year. Therefore, the salaries listed below for non-affiliated administrators are for the current year.
An amount of $42,500 has been budgeted to fund estimated salary increases for them.
Non-affiliated administrative salaries
Director of finance and operations, $175,967
Assistant superintendent, $174,000
Director of human resources, $153,137
Director of facilities, $123,515
Director of technology, $119,531
Transportation/energy coordinator, $82,825
Superintendent’s admin. assistant, $65,250
Nurse supervisor, $66,641
Network administrator, $60,239
Network administrator, $59,826
Purchasing agent, $63,948
Admin. assistant finance, facilities, tech, $63,100
Human resource admin. assistant, $59,032
Asst. superintendent’s admin. assistant, $59,032
Payroll/benefits bookkeeper, $59,032
Admin. assistant director of pupil personnel, $59,032
Accounts payable bookeeper, $24,751
Student activities bookkeeper, $20,260
Business office bookkeeper, $12,163
Administrative (union) salaries
High school principal, $171,359
Middle school principal, $161,019
Intermediate school principal, $157,054
Elementary school principal, $149,201
Director of special ed. and pupil personnel services, $153,543
Assistant director of pupil services, $120,000
High school assistant principal, $143,458
High school assistant principal, $141,458
Middle school assistant principal, $133,492
Intermediate School assistant principal, $126,956
Elementary School assistant principal, $76,174
Athletic director, $141,458
There are 220 teaching positions plus a number that are not full-time equivalents. The number in each salary range is noted in parentheses.
$110, 096 (1)
$106,284 to $106,400 (8)
$100,386 to $105,890 (18)
$91,484 to $98,898 (53)
$81,251 to $89,014 (33)
$70,938 to $79,128 (47)
$61,824 to $69,238 (23)
$53,174 to $58,116 (11)
$33,628 to $41,546 (6)
$11,252 to $20,521(2)
Non-certified staff salaries
Occupational therapist, $93,036 (x2)
Data specialist, $63,684
Special ed. admin. assistant, $57,942
Middle school data clerk, $52,686
High school data clerk, $52,686
School nurse, $52,141 (x4)
High school principal’s secretary, $51,667
Intermediate school principal’s secretary, $51,667
Elementary school principal’s secretary, $51,667
Middle school principal’s secretary, $48,235
Computer technician, $44,767
Athletics secretary, $47,892
Technology paraprofessional technician, $42,757
Technology paraprofessional, $37,024
Student instructional data mangement, $42,757
High school secretary, $36,941
High school guidance clerk, $38,339
School secretary, $38,339
School secretary, $35,021 (x5)
Computer technician, $35,676
High school guidance clerk, $34,784
Data technician high school, $36,095
Middle school guidance clerk, $38,338
Middle school guidance clerk, $18,470
Copy center operator, $35,776
Copy center operator, $22,361
Lead safety and security, $31,434
Safety monitor, $29,564, (x2)
Safety monitor, $27,716
Safety monitor, $27,573 (x5)
Career center, high school, $25,920
Lunch room, $8,645 (x2)
Lunch room, $7,461(x2)
There are 65 paraprofessionals with salaries ranging from $13,697 to $33,926.
Buildings and grounds
HVAC mechanic, $94,253
Carpenter/general mechanic, $69,510
Lead custodian, $53,108
Custodian, $46,458 (x2)
Custodian, $51,720 (x2)
Custodian, $48,108 (x2)
Seasonal groundskeeper, $34,400 (x2)
Driver, $24,054 (x2)