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Vernon School Officials Release More Details on Superintendent's Contract

A raise was voted in on Monday.

Vernon public school officials have made available the new contract for Superintendent of Schools Mary Conway, which was signed on Monday at a Board of Education meeting.

It is attached.

The board voted a 2.25 percent increase to Conway's base salary of $156,800.

It is for the current fiscal year, retroactive to when it began on July 1.

Vernon Patch had requested a copy of the contract. It is considered public record under Freedom of Information law.

Elle Smith Fagan October 25, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I walk daily thru my my downtown studio neighborhood and jog, and I observe. Then I decide - if things are clean and shiny, and the pace of things really doing what it should, to me that means everyone is doing as they should, and the energies are nice and healthy. In that case, and no one needs me to reprise my old Joan of Arc role, and I often stop myself from critical remarks even when I feel I am in the right. However... :-D
Elle Smith Fagan October 25, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Thanks Bert! I did not know - I believed, incorrectly, that the issue WAS the good work or lack of work on the part of the current Superintendent - Thank you for clarifying...that is what comment if for.
Bert October 25, 2012 at 05:56 PM
What??? Board of Education members do not get paid "Grand Salaries!" They get no pay at all, nor do members of the town council! . They give their time freely. Also, you cannot compare education in the world of baby boomers or even people who graduated from highschool in the 80's or 90's. If you are a baby boomer then you will know how fast this world is changing. Looking back is not very useful right now in this issue. We almost have to try and predict the future to even stay halfway current.
Bert October 25, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Tanjua - No you will not see me at BOE meetings. I prefer to watch them on TV, I can hear better. Nancy - Yes, we don't want a "rubber stamp" BOE but you need to keep an eye on those who are "always" at odds with the rest. There are times when there are decisions to be made that are repugnant to "everyone" but there is no alternative. Many times, the one or two that hold out can do so because they know that the group will make the hard choice and do what has to be done. We have a pretty intelligent group on the BOE right now who are grapling with obviously serious issues. But beware of those members who are always at odds with everyone and see if they really ever get much done. Everyone abstains or disagrees at times, but when someone's trademark is a lone NO vote, you've got to wonder. Just saying......
Paul Stansel October 25, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Lord I wish BoE members got paid ;). For that matter I wish my current job gave me retroactive raises...

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