JENNINGS – The Jeff Davis Parish School Board is considering a salary increase of $ 4,000 for the assistant superintendent position after noting a discrepancy in the pay schedule.
Superintendent Kirk Credeur said it was time to change the assistant superintendent’s salary after noticing that some managers were making up to $ 15 more per day.
“What we didn’t realize was that due to the way the salary scale was changed in Act 1, it allowed the managers to earn more per day than our deputy superintendent,” said Credeur.
Credeur suggested that the board change the salary index for the assistant superintendent’s position from 1.70 to 1.77, which would give him about $ 15 more per day than the highest-paid director last year.
“My personal opinion is that it is the right thing to do,” he said. “It’s $ 15 more per day than what we paid our highest principal last year, I think it’s a fair amount and where it should be for this particular position.”
“Mr. (John) Hall is with me to make every critical decision we have in this district and he helps me oversee everything,” continued Credeur. “But he earns $ 2.50 less than my principal the better. paid when he’s at that level in the organization. It really touched me. “
Council members David Doise, Paul Trahan and Donald Dees questioned whether the increase was enough for the second highest paid position in the parish and said more details were needed to determine an adequate rate of pay.
“It should be the second highest paid post in the parish,” Trahan said. “We must seek to raise the bar higher. “
The board will discuss the matter at its next meeting of the finance committee.
In other salary matters, the council has agreed to incorporate the salary increase for teachers and support staff into the parish salary schedule.
Certified staff will receive an annual supplement of $ 800 for full-time nine-month positions, subject to any applicable index or the number of months worked according to the procedures adopted by the school board. Part-time staff will receive half of the full-time increase.
In addition, support staff will receive an annual supplement of $ 400 for full-time nine-month positions, subject to any applicable index or the number of months worked according to school board procedures. Part-time staff will receive half of the full-time distribution.
The salary increases will be funded by an increase in Minimum Basic Program (MFP) funds received from the state and any local funds.
The council also added a pay schedule of $ 10 an hour for summer workers.