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Pasco teacher union opposes administrator bonuses



Pasco schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino has recommended one-time across-the-board bonuses for all district administrators and nonunion staff, and the United School Employees of Pasco doesn't like it.

In an advisory this afternoon, the USEP is urging members to ask the School Board to reject the administrator bonuses, saying the amount offered is too high:

"All administrators will be given a bonus equal to the top teacher supplement and [noninstructional non-bargaining employees] will get a bonus equal to the top [school-related personnel] hourly rate. The gross amount going to administrators and NNB employees will be about 10% higher to make up for the amount in [Florida retirement] that is being paid for teachers and SRP. The result is that ALL administrators will receive a bonus equal to $928, and ALL NNB will receive a bonus equivalent to $0.39 per hour."

Union officials say they knew Fiorentino wanted to give bonuses, but they never figured she would offer all nonunion workers the highest amount paid to teachers and SRP's, rather than an average.

The board will consider offers to both the USEP and the non-USEP staff Tuesday evening.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:42am]


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