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Pasco administrators, non-bargaining employees to get raises



Pasco County teachers and school-related personnel won their first pay raises in six years back in October. The School Board ratified contracts giving teachers 4.6 percent, on average, and SRP's 5.6 percent.

Now it's the rest of the district employees' turn.

Superintendent Kurt Browning has recommended new salary schedules for administrators and non-bargaining personnel (such as buyers and finance assistants) that would permanently increase their pay by 4 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively. While budgeting, the School Board agreed to set aside a portion of its operating expenses to cover pay hikes for any workers who were not covered by raise money coming from the state.

Currently, the district's highest paid administrator (not counting the superintendent) makes $110,000, and only three employees (including the superintendent) make $100,000 or more. The new salary structure would allow assistant superintendents to earn as much as $129,568. The pay for nonbargaining employees would depend upon their job classifications.

If approved the raises salary schedules would be retroactive to the beginning of the school year. The School Board signed off on the actual raises in the fall.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:09am]


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