Thursday, July 26, 2012

Syracuse school board --

Interesting story about the Syracuse school board--

Syracuse school board approves raises, down the road, for two upper-level employees | "The Syracuse school board voted tonight to give 2 percent raises, a year down the road, to two upper-level district staff. The board voted to gave a 2 percent annual raise for two years to the chief academic officer and the chief of staff, but the raises do not kick in until July 2013, board member Max Ruckdeschel said. The vote was 5-1, with Ruckdeschel casting the no vote. He said given the hard financial times the district is undergoing, he could not vote to approve the raise recommended by Superintendent Sharon Contreras. The district cut more than 180 jobs to balance the 2012-13 budget, its second consecutive year of big job cuts. The raises will go to Chief Academic Officer Laura Kelley and Chief of Staff Kim Bradley. Bradley currently makes $145,000 a year and Kelley makes $141,000 a year, according to the district. Bradley was hired in July 2011 and Kelley was hired in January."

Tomorrow we will have the followup comment to the above story.


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