For third time in four years, dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tors to take a pay freeze

The Advance of Bucks County - - NEWTOWN AREA - By Jeff Werner

COUNCIi ROCh – Ad­min­is­tra­tors in the Coun­cil Rock School Dis­trict will take a pay freeze for the third time in four years, sav­ing the dis­trict about A90,000 dur­ing the 2012-13 school year.

Un­der a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing ap­proved by the school board Thurs­day night, the 43-mem­ber Coun­cil Rock Ad­min­is­tra­tion As­so­ci­a­tion (CRAA) will IRUJR D SDy LnFUHDsH IRU WKH fiUsW KDOI RI WKH 2012-13 fisFDO yHDU.

In ex­change for the de­fer­ral of salary, CRAA mem­bers will re­ceive an ad­di­tional day of va­ca­tion for the 2012-13 school year and the abil­ity to con­vert the day into a per diem con­tri­bu­tion to a tax shel­tered an­nu­ity.

The cur­rent agree­ment be­tween the Coun­cil Rock School Dis­trict and the CRAA ex­tends un­til the end of the 2012-13 school year.

The agree­ment, ac­cord­ing to a dis­trict press re­lease, is in “recognLWLRn RI ERWK WKH GLI­fiFuOW finDn­cial times we face in our school community and of the ex­tra­or­di­nary ac­com­mo­da­tions that both the Coun­cil Rock Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion and the Coun­cil Rock Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Pro­fes­sional As­so­ci­a­tion ev­i­denced in the agree­ments adopted by the board in gune.”

With this ap­proval, said board mem­ber gerold Grupp, “All staff and all em­ploy­ees of the dis­trict have agreed to terms that are fa­vor­able to the dis­trict.”

Grupp noted that while Su­per­in­ten­dent Mark hlein, busi­ness man­ager Bob Rein­hart and hu­man re­sources di­rec­tor Chris­tine Tri­oli are not part of the agree­ment, they have also agreed to sim­i­lar struc­tures and give backs in in­creases.

“Ef­fec­tively ev­ery­one has now joined the dis­trict by help­ing in WKHsH finDnFLDO WLPHs,” KH sDLG.

hlein will de­fer his salary in­cre­ment for the 2012-13 school year, ac­cord­ing to the same terms as of­fered by CRAA. Ac­cord­ing to the terms of his agree­ment, hlein’s salary in­crease would have been 1.7 per­cent. The de­fer­ral will make his salary in­crease .85 per­cent for 2012-13.

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