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District Administrators Offer Budget Concessions

The Plainville Board of Education has reached an agreement with district administrators regarding concessions for the Fiscal Year 2009-10 school district budget according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kathleen Binkowski. The agreement, outlined in a memorandum of understanding between the Plainville Board of Education and the Plainville Association of School Administrators, was approved at a Special Board of Education meeting held on March 30, and is effective for the period of July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010.

Four primary components comprise the memorandum of agreement and outline specific concessions. Under the agreed upon concessions, district administrators will incur a five day unpaid furlough and will forego tax-sheltered annuity payments for one year. In addition, administrators will include the Health Savings Account (HSA) feature as an optional health insurance plan. Finally, the Plainville Board of Education will agree to not layoff any administrators for the duration of the agreement. The savings from the concessions are equivalent to the savings the Board would achieve through a salary freeze.

"I am pleased that the administrators voluntarily offered concessions to help the Board of Education manage the budget through this period of fiscal instability," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Binkowski.

"The Board is very pleased that the Administrators' Union, as the first union in Plainville to make a concession, understands that the needs of Plainville students are of top priority," said Board Chair Becky Tyrrell.

"The Plainville administrators understand the seriousness of our current budget situation. We decided to offer the equivalent of a pay freeze to support the Superintendent and Board of Education as they try to manage the budget through these unusual times," said Lynn Logoyke, Principal of Toffolon School and President of the Plainville Association of School Administrators.

-Posted on April 1, 2009 at 04:36 PM

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