School administrators: Non-union staff gets 1.75% raise

moneyThe Weston Board of Education has approved 1.75% salary increases for unaffiliated non-union staff, including Superintendent Colleen Palmer, for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Louis Brey, the director of human resources for the schools, said the board took its cue from the 1.75% increase awarded to unionized administrators and used that figure as a reference point in calculating the salary increases for non-union personnel.

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Phil Schaefer, school board chairman, said he believes the 1.75% raises were proper. “We are keeping things in check the best we can to keep cost increases as low as possible without diminishing the quality of education,” he said.

New administrative salaries

Superintendent Colleen A. Palmer: $236,060 ($4,060 increase) plus a $6,000 auto allowance.

Director of Finance and Operations Jo-Ann Keating: $175,697 ($3,022 increase) plus a $6,000 auto allowance.

Director of Human Resources Lewis Brey: $153,137 ($2,634 increase) plus a $3,000 auto allowance.

Director of Technology Erik Haakonsen: $119,531($2,056 increase) plus a $3,000 auto allowance.

Director of School Facilities Dan Clarke: $123,515 ($2,124 increase).

Transportation Coordinator David Lustberg: $82,825 ($1,425 increase).

Kenneth Craw, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is not getting a salary increase because he just started in the position July 1. Dr. Craw was formerly the principal at the Weston Middle School. He succeeds Thomas Scarice, who left the district to take a superintendent’s position in Madison.

For the 2012-13 fiscal year, Dr. Craw will receive $174,000 plus a $5,000 automobile allowance.

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