It appears the top brass at the local Catholic School Board are getting a large pay raise, and they may not be alone.
Whether they want it or not, the Director of Education and five superintendents within the ALCDSB will see their pay jump.
It has to do with provincial legislation, an act called the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, which was approved in 2014.
It affects school boards, hospitals and post secondary institutions.
For school boards, consultants looked at board operating budgets, the number of schools, projected enrolment, the number of full time teachers and superintendents within the board.
Six senior staff at the local Catholic board will each receive a five percent pay increase.
ALCDSB Chair John Brisbois.
There is still a public consultation period, however Brisbois does not see it changing the province’s decision or the school board’s report.
Superintendents Robert Koubsky, Karen Shannon, David Giroux, Therese Slack, Theresa Kennedy and Director of Education Jody Dirocco could see a pay jump of between $8,000 and $10,000.
The ALCDSB Compensation Program can be seen by CLICKING HERE.
Meantime, Quinte News has also reached out to the Hastings Prince Edward Board, Quinte Health Care and Loyalist College to see if they will see pay raises or reductions, or if their pay is on par with the act.
Kerry Donnell with the public board says they expect an answer from the government in the coming weeks, then they must release their own report. Director of Education Mandy Savery-Whiteway and four superintendents will be affected.
QHC’s Catherine Walker says it could still be a few more months until their numbers are firmed up. Seven staff from QHC will be affected.
We are still waiting for word from Loyalist College on whether or not they have been notified by the province and if so, what the changes will be, and when the report will be released.