Vernon Superintendent of Schools Getting a Raise

Mary Conway and the school board signed a new contract on Monday.

Superintendent of Schools Mary Conway is getting a 2.25 percent raise.

Conway and the Board of Education on Monday agreed to the increase after a short executive session and public vote. William Nicholson, David Kemp, Kyle Percy, Laura Bush and Anne Fischer all voted in favor of it.

Terri Goldich and Michelle Arn did not vote for the raise.

Amarjit Buttar attended the meeting, but had to leave early and was not present for the vote.

The increase is to Conway's base salary of $156,800 and is for the current fiscal year, retroactive to when it began on July 1.

Conway works on a three-year evergreen contract, meaning she is eligible for a renewal each year.

The way Conway is evaluated will change under the new contract. Rather than relying solely on the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education guidelines, Conway will be evaluated according to Professional Leaders Standards, on goals set by the local leadership team (Conway sets the goals with the school board) and with input from staff members, parents and the community.

Nurse2u October 24, 2012 at 05:34 AM
How can that raise be ok? Especially when you pay your school nurses peanuts for taking care of the well being of all the students and staff. Share some of your salary with the nurses who keep these kids in your schools safe
ILOVEVERNON October 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM
When I saw that I was kind of hoping it would be to discuss not renewing her contract, not giving her a raise.
tdm October 24, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The Superintendent's Contract has been on numerous agendas since July I believe. The community needs to start attending the board of education meetings and speaking up. If you can't go follow the agendas and minutes on the district website. Send letters to board members. Not all board members are agreeing to these things, but there are too few who want to ask hard questions and make hard decisions, and hold leadership truly accountable. It is time to vote some new ideas (people) to the table.
Nancy Krupienski October 24, 2012 at 07:51 PM
It may have been the Board of Education that passed her raise, but where does this money come from? When I asked the Town Council to allow her to raise the BoE budget up for school improvements the majority of the Town Council said NO!. But we constantly find money for these giant raises and annuity payments? Sorry but this is wrong across the entire administration!
Paul Stansel October 25, 2012 at 02:30 PM
What's really ironic is that if you look at the CMTs from last year, the 2 schools that fired their principals had both gone up and all the others had gone down.


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