BROADALBIN - Five Broadalbin-Perth Central School District administrators have agreed to a five-year contract with the Board of Education that will freeze salaries for the next school year and offer 2.5 percent cost-of-living increases annually through 2016-17.
The contract was announced in a news release from the school Friday. It says the district will save $16,375 for the 2012-13 school year, which will contribute to the restoration of academic programs. Residents will vote May 15 on a $29.5 million budget for 2013 that will eliminate or reduce some programs, but the cuts won't be decided until after the referendum.
The contract applies to principals Robin Blowers, Wayne Bell, Dan Casey and Terry LaFountain, Director of Special Programs Christine Foglia-Sands and Adam Barnhart, the assistant high school principal and athletic director. Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson, who has agreed to freeze his pay for 2012-13, and Business Administrator Marco Zumbulo are covered by individual contracts.
"It's difficult to overstate the appreciation the Board of Education feels for our administrators," board President Ed Szumowski said in the release. "At every turn, we find them leading their peers in innovation, picking up additional tasks left behind by those we've had to lay off in order to save money, and in sacrificing their time to ensure B-P is a success."