At their recent meeting, the Clinton Board of Education voted unanimously to give the superintendent and the assistant superintendent of schools raises to their base salaries.
Board member Ethelene DiBona initiated a motion seconded by Gerald Vece to provide for a two percent increase in the assistant superintendent Maryann O’Donnell’s base salary. This covers the contract for the period of July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2014. There was no increase to O’Donnell’s annuity payment at this time.
Voting in favor were all members present which included DiBona, Vece, Deborah Grass, Joan Johanson and Kim Campanaro. No members voted against the motion or abstained. Members who were absent from the meeting included Phil Williams and Al Mantilia.
For Jack Cross, superintendent of schools, Johanson made a motion seconded by DiBona to provide for a two percent increase to Cross’ base salary for the July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014 contract. No other changes were made.
All board members present voted in favor of the motion.
The ’10-’11 salary for the superintendent of schools is: $145,496
The ’10-’11 salary for the assistant superintendent of schools is: $131,040
In January of this year when the town boards were of town leaders, department heads and other employees as they began the process of formulating a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, no salary increases were indicated for the superintendent and assistant superintendent.
The superintendent and assistant superintendent received a four percent salary increase each and a $2,000 increase in each of their annuities in July of 2010.