Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Budget Passes, Jobs Cut, Taxes Raised, Raises Approved

Red-Eye photo by Evan Brandt

After Monday night's school board meeting, the board and
executive team 
modeled their "Save the Lights" t-shirts.
Monday night, the Pottstown School Board met and approved a number of things.

First, they approved 1.5 percent raises for mid-level administrators, which is part of a contract agreement.

Then they approved a 2 percent for support staff, which was not part of a contract and which will put an additional $125,000 onto the district payroll.

The support staff have not had a raise in 24 months.

The board, after hearing from a few folks who objectd to eliminating 11 special education positions while at the sdame time bringing more special education students back from special schools, then also approved the $56. million 2014-15 budget.

The board also agreed to contribute $25,000 to the Foundation for Pottstown Education, but only if it is the last year the board makes a contribution.

Here are the Tweets from last night's meeting. As always, remember to hit the blue "Read Next Page" bar to make sure you see them all..

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