Still no raise for Marysville superintendent
n Superintendent Gay Todd makes about $196,000 per year. A 3.8 percent raise would have given her $7,448 more.
• Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Mark Allgire makes $165,487 per year. Denied $6,288 raise.
• Superintendent of Personnel Services Ramiro Carreon makes $155,750 per year. Denied $5,918 raise.
Marysville Joint Unified School District trustees, by deciding not to reconsider a previous vote, again denied pay raises to the district's top three officials on Tuesday for the second time this month.
Under threat of a lawsuit for breach of contract, the board — through a majority process — chose not to give a 3.8 percent raise to Superintendent Gay Todd, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Mark Allgire and Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services Ramiro Carreon.
"It's the board's prerogative," Carreon said.
In order to consider raises for the top three officials, one of the four trustees who voted against the raises on Feb. 12 needed to make a motion to bring the issue up. However, no such motion was made.
The trustees who voted against the administrator raises the first time were Phillip Miller, Frank Crawford, Jim Flurry and Anthony Dannible. Three others supported it.
On Tuesday, attorney Bob Kingsley addressed the trustees about a possible breach of contract before members made their decision.
A contract, according to Kingsley, was signed in July that guaranteed an increase or decrease in pay to the top three officials if it was also approved for the Association of Management and Confidential Employees, which is made up of principals.
They were approved for a 3.8 percent raise on Feb. 12, the same day administrators were denied raises.
At Tuesday's meeting, Trustee Bernard Rechs asked Kingsley if litigation would be considered should the board decide against reconsidering the pay raises.
"Typically, us lawyers don't like to talk about such things in open session," Kingsley said, "but I think the answer to that is yes. Anytime you have a disconnect between a board action and a written contract, there is a potential for litigation."
Comments were also made to the board by current and former district employees, such as Sandra Kitchens, a third-grade teacher at Cedar Lane Elementary.
"That much of a pay increase in this area seems a bit outlandish," Kitchens said.
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