Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
By William Kincaid
Celina school classified staff, administrators get pay raises
  All administrators, classified staff, cafeteria managers and executive secretaries at Celina City Schools obtained two-year salary increases on Monday night.
The approved resolutions by board members at the regular meeting included a 1.65 percent salary increase the first year and a 1.5 percent salary increase the second year.
The increases are the same received by teachers in early October and are retroactive to the beginning of the school year, Superintendent Matt Miller said.
Treasurer Mike Marbaugh said he has not yet tabulated how much the new increases will affect administrative salaries.
Current administrative salaries are: Miller, $98,556; Marbaugh, $79,652; Business Manager Kevin Mast, $79,185; high school Principal Jason Luebke, $79,185; middle school Principal Ann Esselstein, $82,212; intermediate Principal Sally Tatham, $89,776; and elementary principals Michelle Duncan, $85,500, and Sue Aukerman, $89,776.
All 36 Head Start employees, who Miller said are paid through federal funding, received a 3.06 percent increase during the summer. Head Start employees are given across-the-board raises at the discretion of the federal authority. Their last increase was 1.5 percent in 2007.
The amount employees pay for insurance also went up.
The 24 district administrators and 36 Head Start employees will have the opportunity to contribute $40 monthly for a single insurance plan and $98 monthly for a family insurance plan the first year. The rates will increase respectively to $45 and $115 the second year.
The amount classified workers pay for insurance depends on when they were hired by the district. All of those rates will increase by 1 percent in July.
All executive secretaries and cafeteria managers have the opportunity to purchase insurance plans for as much as $16.50 a month for individual coverage or $33 for family coverage. Those amounts will increase respectively to $20 and $40 the second year.
In other news, board members accepted donations of $1,750 for tennis equipment and $2,300 for awards from the athletic boosters and $3,838.25 for miscellaneous equipment from Gerald R. Conover.
They also approved an investment agreement with Ross Sinclair & Associates for investing up to $5 million in interim/active funds.
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