The Board of Education voted unanimously at its latest meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 10, to accept a new two-year contract with the Manchester School Administrators Association. The contract will run July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.
Under the contract, administrators will receive a salary increase of 2.25 percent with no step advancement in the first year, and a 1.5 percent salary increase plus step advancement in year two.
Highlights of the contract include: an increase in work for kindergarten through sixth grade principals, who will see their work year increase from 210 days to 220 days, while the Bennet Academy principal will increase from 215 days to 220 days per year. The increase brings elementary school principals work year in line with the district's secondary school principals. The increased work year will allow the principals more time to prepare for the opening and closing of the school year, the school board said in a release announcing the new contract.
The contract will also see a one percent increase in insurance premium costs during each year, and an increase in deductibles.
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