Administration Takes 2-Year Salary Freeze

HHH Board of Education votes to stop step increases between 2012 and 2014.

The Half Hollow Hills Board of Education unanimously voted to freeze salary increases of district administrators for two full years on Monday at .

The resolution will stop all increases for the district's administrators during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Included is a stipulation that there will be no terminations due to budgetary reasons.

Superintendent Kelly Fallon said that the decision is a result of month-long negotiations between the board and the Half Hollow Hills Administrative Association.

Without the freeze, administrators would have seen a 3 percent salary increase each year. The agreement to stop the raises will save the district $1.2 million over the two-year period, the board said at a budget forum on Tuesday.

*This article has been updated.

clearvision January 27, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Your argument is specious. Increasing teacher remuneration does not result in improved educational outcomes. Most of the world that you refer to that exceeds us educationally does so at a markedly reduced cost! There is currently a gross oversupply of highly qualified teachers in this country and as a result, there is no need to increase teacher salaries. Doing so in the era of the 2% tax cap will result in more teacher lay offs, program cuts and reduced educational opportunities for our children!
Patrick Cunningham February 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
District sheds 70 teachers in three years and keeps all administrators. District agrees to freeze salary. Administrator goes for a Post Graduate Course, get step increase for a raise. How about saving four teachers and get rid of one administrator. School Districts job is to teach, not provide over supervision.
the truth April 22, 2012 at 07:41 PM
the truth April 22, 2012 at 07:42 PM
No. Your real estate values will plummet if educational opportunities afforded to the children are reduced, and Half Hollow Hills loses its reputation of being a factory for admission to elite school. Real Estate taxes are a secondary issue in our district. That's the truth. And that's why people vote yes on the budgets year after year while this comment board is filled with negative nabobs who rarely, if ever get things accomplished. Parents of the district DEMAND high numbers of AP classes and a high quality of teacher who can teach that. Do you think these classes are taught by computers? For every AP class added, you are adding payroll to your district. It is true that admin positions have exploded over the past 20 years. There should be a detailed justification as to why. Simply saying that "there are too many administrators" is a poor argument. What is the justification for various positions? Ask it repeatedly at board meetings...look for allies in the debate about the number of admins...like try get the teachers involved in asking about that too (does anyone think that teachers like administrators?!) - that's how you attack it. If all that is done is to negatively attack the whole district, you are easily and legitimately attacked as a person who wants to gut education. One battle at a time...
the truth April 22, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Actually, with the new state mandates, that's no longer true. The admins jobs are now tied to supervision of various departments in the schools. The amount of paperwork needed to "supervise" explodes with all these mandates coming down from the state.


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