‘Proficient’ not good enough for automatic superintendent salary increase, says Wareham School Committee
On Thursday, School Committee members gave themselves more leeway when it comes to awarding (or not) a salary increase for the district’s superintendent.
Previously, if a superintendent scored “proficient” during an annual performance review committee members had to award a 1 to 3 percent raise. Members decide the exact figure in a vote following the performance review.
Committee member Michael Flaherty said his board should be allowed to not give a raise for “proficient” work.
Committee member Mary Morgan agreed. She added that with the district struggling financially her board should be able to deny a raise.
“If a business is struggling financially, do you give your employees a raise?” she asked.
Members voted 3-1 to change the salary increase range to 0 to 3 percent, allowing them to forgo a raise in the future depending on the superintendent’s performance.
Member Laurie Spear was the sole vote against the move.