The Huron Valley Schools (HVS) Board of Education has approved employment agreements with Central Office Administration Team employees, which opted to take a 6-percent compensation cut in light of the district’s budgetary challenges.
“Our contract last year was a two-year contract, but we reopened the contract due to budgetary concerns,” said Director of Community Relations and Fund Development Janet Roberts.
The team is comprised of Roberts, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Donna Welch, and Executive Director of Human Resources James Baker. Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Nancy Coratti is a contract employee, separate from the rest of the central office team.
The contracts became effective July 1 and run through June 30. Each director was given a two-year agreement except for Welch, who was awarded a three-year contract.
The central office team is not a bargaining group, per se, but instead works directly with the superintendent.
Each member’s contract has similar provisions. For 2011-12, each member agreed to a 6-percent reduction in compensation and work days were reduced by three for 2011-12.
“We have a group of very strong leaders who recognize the financial challenges that all school districts are facing and who want to help with the solution,” said Superintendent Jackie Johnston.
No other major changes were made to the contracts.