Board holds line on administrators' salaries, raises non-certified

Carol Townsend

The Galva School Board on June 15 unanimously froze the four administrators’ salaries at Monday night’s meeting.

The salaries of Dr. James Minick, superintendent, was frozen at $115,000; Richard Kucharz, junior-senior high school principal, at $117,000; Doug O’Riley, elementary principal, $87,100, and Tony Bonati, athletic director and dean of students, $53,480.

“In light of the current tough economic conditions, the Galva Board of Education has decided not to give raises to our administrators for the 2009-10 school year,” stated Board President Gary Edmonds. “We feel that giving raises to our administrators would be unfair to the taxpayers of the community, especially at a time when many are struggling themselves.”

Also Monday, the board gave non-certified staff a 3 percent pay increase. Last year the board gave the non-certified staff a 4 percent pay increase.

The board also approved the resignation of Tom Walston as junior high football coach.

In other business:

Galva School District will sell surplus equipment at Spivey Auction House at a date to be announced.

For more of this story, including a list of items being sold by the school district, see the June 18 Galva News.