New Castle News


May 22, 2012

Mohawk approves administrator raises


The Mohawk Area School Board last week authorized raises of $2,999 for key district administrators next school year.

The increases will boost the salary of superintendent assistant Lorree Houk to $95,499 for 2012-13;  high school principal Ray Omer to $94,499;  assistant high school principal Greg Ferencak to $72,999; elementary principal Bradlee Meehan to $80,499; assistant elementary principal George Sperdute to $66,499; director of pupil services Jamie Stevens to $85,223 and school psychologist James Glynn to $78,314.

Supervisory personal will receive raises of $2,072. They  are business manager/board secretary Janet Crum, whose salary will increase to $50,644; technology director Theresa McConnell, whose salary will be $57,022; assistant technology director David Gleghorn, $46,412 and transportation/ buildings and grounds supervisor Todd Exposito, $61,404.

The board also granted these raise amounts for other supervisors: cafeteria manager Robin Grebenz, $1,183; high school director of maintenance and asbestos supervisor Joe Werhnyak, $1,960; elementary director of maintenance David Clinque, $1,960; and bus mechanics Kurt Ordak and Rick Altman who each received raises of $1,420.

Support staff also received raises averaging 3.99 percent. The actual amount each received is contingent on years of service. They include 13 part-time and six full-time food service employees, 16 maintenance/custodian employees the maintenance/custodian supervisor, five regular and five confidential secretaries, 16 paraprofessional employees and 26 bus drivers.

School supervisor Kathleen Kwolek, who was paid $105,000 for this school year, was not included in this round of raises. Any salary increase she receives this year will be determined later.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
House Ads

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to authorize Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping his legal authority with the way he's handled Obamacare. Good call?

Yes. Obama's been overstepping his authority since day one in office. It's time he pay the piper.
No. The allegations are ridiculous and the law suit is a waste of time and tax payer money.
I don't know. I'm not a huge fan of Obama, but the suit seems a little extreme.
     View Results