PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 26, 2009)—In an agreement reached between the Calvert County Board of Education and the Calvert Association of Supervisors and Administrators yesterday, salary increases for school supervisors and administrators will be reduced next year. The two groups agreed to renegotiate the salaries in the second year of the three-year contract to help alleviate the $5.2 million deficit that is currently in the Superintendents Proposed FY 2010 Operating Budget.
Instead of receiving the 4.5% salary increase that was agreed to in contract negotiations last year, supervisors and administrators agreed to only receiving a 0.5% salary adjustment for next school year. Other terms in the contract remain unchanged.
The current state of the economy calls for tough and responsible decisions to preserve quality education for the students of Calvert County, said Annette Lagana, president of the Calvert Association of Supervisors and Administrators.
Superintendent Jack Smith said, This is a first step in maintaining our school system which is of the highest quality. I appreciate the efforts of the CASA organization and its willingness to face the magnitude of the challenge.
Mr. Smith previously announced that the top school administrators on his executive team would not accept salary increases next year.
Source: Calvert County Public Schools System