Pay hikes for Grayslake Dist. 46 administrators
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Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members have approved raises for the superintendent and 11 other administrators in their new contracts.
Without comment, board members voted 4-0 Wednesday night in favor of the base pay hikes for 2013-14.
The school board that was in place before the revamped panel came aboard last month cut expenses in areas such as personnel and raised some student fees in an effort to stem a projected $2.2 million deficit in the next budget.
District 46 Superintendent Ellen Correll's base salary is rising from $170,844 to $174,261. In February, Correll announced she already helped the cost-cutting effort by returning $17,000 she had been allotted for her medical benefits.
Other than Correll, seven principals, three assistant principals and District 46's director of pupil services received base pay increases for the next academic season.
Some of the administrators received amended contracts with pay increases Sept. 19, 2012, after the school year began. The previous school board voted 4-2 for what was described as a "realignment of current administrative salaries."
Documents show Matthew Melamed, principal of Park Campus in Round Lake, will make the biggest pay leap among the principals since 2012-13. His pay went from $85,000 to the adjusted $99,500 for the last school season, with a $101,490 base salary set to begin July 1 for 2013-14.
Grayslake Middle School Principal Marcus Smith's salary went from $95,109 to $100,500 after his deal was amended last September. He'll receive a $102,510 base in 2013-14.
Laura Morgan, who heads Meadowview School in Grayslake, will remain the top-paid principal. Board members approved a $106,493 base salary for Morgan in 2013-14, up from $104,405.
Board President Steven Strack and members Susan Facklam, Karen Weinert and Jill Alfrejd voted for the 2013-14 raises. Board members Robert Roop, Kip Evans and Jim Weidman were absent.
District 46 serves parts of Grayslake, Third Lake, Hainesville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach and Lake Villa.
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