On a 4-2 vote, the Archbold Area School Board agreed to grant 1.5% pay hikes to six Archbold Area School District administrators.
In the rare split vote, Jon Lugbill and Phil Nofziger, the district’s two newest board members, voted against the raises at the Monday night, July 19, board meeting.
“We have very, very good administrators, and I appreciate their work,” Lugbill said. He declined further comment.
“We have an excellent administration. My vote was strictly on the economic factor,” Nofziger said.
Scott Miller, school board president, said the pay raises take effect Aug. 1, when the new administrator contracts start.
Who Got What
David Deskins, school dis- trict superintendent, was earning $98,500 prior to the pay hike. His new annual salary will be $99,977.50, an increase of $1,477.50.
Tim Meister, Archbold High School principal, was receiving $84,500 in annual compensation. His salary now will be $85,767.50, a raise of $1,267.50.
Dorothy Lambert, Archbold elementary principal, was making $73,517.75 a year. Now she will receive $74,620.52, an increase of $1,102.77.
Christine Ziegler, school district treasurer, was receiving $67,500 for her work. After the 1.5% increase, her annual salary becomes $68,512.50, a raise of $1,012.50.
Allan Gladieux, AHS athletic director, was earning $60,327.50. His annual gross pay will be $61,232.41, a raise of $904.91.
Michelle Bagrowski, district curriculum director, is the lowest paid of the six. Her annual salary was $57,643.44; now it will be $58,508.09, an $864.65 increase.
The decision on administrator pay came after an executive session that lasted about 90 minutes. Deskins and Ziegler were invited into the executive session twice.
Board members also held a special work session meeting, Wednesday, July 14, during which time personnel matters were discussed.
Royal Short, who starts his first year as Archbold Middle School principal this school year, will be paid $71,300.
During the June 21 meeting, board members approved a three-year agreement with the Archbold Education Association that froze base pay for teachers for the 2010-11 school year.
The AEA represents the district certified staff, including teachers, in salary negotiations.
Teachers will continue to receive step increases for additional years of service or additional college degrees.
Over the next two years, teachers will receive pay hikes of 1.25% and 1.5%.
Other Personnel Matters
The board approved several other personnel matters before going into executive session:
•Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Todd Ranzau as assistant AHS football coach.
•Approved a continuing contract for Maria (Liz) Croninger, an English as a second language teacher.
•Approved Tim Price as a volunteer gymnastics coach, per parental request. One AHS student competes in high school gymnastics; in order to satisfy Ohio High School Athletic Association rules, the school district must appoint a coach.
•Approved Larry Vocke, of Napoleon High School, as a volunteer swimming coach, per parental request. His participation must be approved by the Napoleon school board.
•Approved the classified substitute list for the 2010- 11 school year.
•Approved Sean Stewart as the volunteer high school head boys soccer coach for the 2010-11 school year.
•Approved Ali Gracia and Phil Bontrager as volunteer assistant high school boys soccer coaches.
•Approved the extension of a three-year contract for Gladieux as an administrator.– David Pugh