The purely advisory A.B.C. voted this evening NOT to re-open the administrative contracts
From The Republican-American
Region 1’s All Board Chairman Committee voted Monday against asking the superintendent, assistant superintendent and business manager to reconsider the three-year contracts that give them 2 percent raises in each of those three years.
After the Region 1 Board of Education’s budget proposal for 2013-14 was rejected in two referendums, board members voted to ask the three top administrators to reopen their contracts in response to taxpayers’ concerns.
The board referred the issue to the committee, an advisory group made up of the chairmen of the region’s seven school boards.
That group makes recommendations to the board on contract issues.
During the meeting, which followed an executive session, Kent Chairman Paul Cortese said that because the committee negotiates the contract with the administrators, it should be the body to ask to have them reopened. The motion to do so was defeated unanimously.
The vote came on the eve of today’s budget hearing at 7:30 p.m. in Room 133 of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, during which the board will seek comments from taxpayers on their reasons for turning down the budget.