Top salaries take a freeze

Both the current superintendent of the Granville School District, and his predecessor will forego raises under their current budget plans.

Superintendent Mark Bessen and business manager Cathy Somich previously stated they plan to go without a pay increase in the next year, saving the district just short of $7,000.

Bessen’s raise would have been $4,500 and Somich’s $2,400.

Somich said from the start of the budget process she had not had a raise programmed in for either administrator.

In addition, Granville Administrator’s Association president Kristie Gijanto said Monday her group were talking the matter over. “We’re discussing some things we can do. We’re in the process of discussion,” she said.

Former superintendent of the Granville School District will join two other top administrators in foregoing a pay raise as the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district struggles to close a $3.2 million budget gap.

Dan Teplesky, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Elisabeth Smith and Assistant Superintendent for Business Lyn Derway will freeze their salaries at the current level for the coming school budget.

The move is expected to save the district $16,000.

“As district leaders in these difficult economic times, this is the correct choice to make for students,” Teplesky said in a statement. “In trying to close a $3.2 million budget shortfall, every dollar makes a difference.”

Teplesky was due a four percent raise and Derway and Smith each told their school board they do not plan to ask for a raise.

Hartford agreed recently to a freeze in pay which saved the district about $60,000 and teacher’s unions across the region are reported to have agreed to some kind of concession on pay. Johnsburg teachers made similar concessions.

 

 

 

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