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2 Percent Pay Hike Approved for Shorewood School Administrators

Shorewood department heads and principals can look forward to a 2 percent wage increase this school year, resulting in a total compensation package increase of .73 percent.

Shorewood School District department heads and principals can look forward to wage increases this school year, following approval of the hikes Tuesday night.

The increases cover the 2012-13 school year and are retroactive to July 1. The School Board approved the increases at a regular meeting Tuesday.

The deal with district administrators — including school principals, the high school assistant principal, athletic director and dean of students, director of special education, Recreation Department director and the business manager — calls for 2 percent salary increase.

The pay bump results in a total compensation package increase of 0.73 percent for the employee group, due to a decrease in health care premiums for the school year.

The School Board budgeted for the hikes in this year’s budget.

Superintendent Martin Lexmond’s contract is handled separately and no vote was taken.

Last year, administrators saw an average 2.3 percent pay bump, with total compensation package increase averaging 2.56 percent.

The employee group is making contributions to their benefits similar to those outlined in Act 10 — 5.8 percent to pensions and 12.6 percent to health care premiums.

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