School Board Approves New Salary Schedules

by Laurel | April 12th, 2010

Committee Will Continue Study of Wage Adjustments in Whole System

April 12, 1955, Page 12

Salary increases for the superintendent, senior high school principals and for the elementary school principals were unanimously voted at the meeting of the School Committee tonight. The increases which will become effective Sept. 1 were recommended by the finance committee.

New Salaries

Under the new schedule the salary of Superintendent of Schools William R. Peck will be $10,900 a year, an increase of $1175 over his present salary of $8825. Dr. Marcella R. Kelly, assistant superintendent will receive $7000 a year, an increase of $675 over her present salary of $6750.

The salary of Henry J. Fitzpatrick, principal of the high school, is increased by $300 making the new salary $7050, and George F. Frost, director of the junior college received a $300 increase bringing his salary to $6550.

The salaries of Francis W. Murphy, principal of the John J. Lynch Junior High School and James Bower, Jr., principal of the H. B. Lawrence Junior High School were each increased by $300, bringing their new totals to $6050.

The new increases voted for the elementary school principals were as follows: for principals, in schools of less than six teachers, $100; for those with more than five and less than ten teachers, $100; for those with more than nine and less than 13 teachers, $150; for those with more than 12 and less than 20 teachers, $200; and for principals with more than 19 teachers, $300.

The cost of the increased for this year from September through December will be $1636.67 and for the full year of 1956 the cost will be $4450.

Further Study

Further study of the salary revision schedule will be continued by the School Committee to adjust the salaries of Samuel A. Brunelle, vice principal of the high school and William J. Dean, Director of the Trade High School.

Salaries paid to vice-principals of high schools throughout the state as well as the salaries paid to trade high school directors were listed and distributed to the committee for consideration.

Committee members Robert Doran and Cornelius Corcoran remarked after the vote was taken on the salary increases that it is the plan of the committee to continue the salary study for the purpose of establishing a complete revision throughout the system.

William J. McGlone, executive director of the Holyoke Taxpayers Association, attended the meeting, and after the vote was taken informed the committee members that he was authorized by the association’s board of directors to announce official approval of the salary revisions.

From The Springfield Republican.

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