It took several hours Thursday, but the Newburg Board of Education unanimously approved a new salary schedule for non-certified staff.


It took several hours Thursday, but the Newburg Board of Education unanimously approved a new salary schedule for non-certified staff.

The plan, put forth by Superintendent John Westerman, was presented during the January meeting, but was tabled after concern over specific employees getting what some board members viewed as unnecessary salary increases.

“I am trying to get a system that is uniform,” said Westerman when asked why some staff were receiving the increases.

Agreement on doing away with the old system was established during the previous meeting and continued —  no board member objected to eliminating the old method Thursday.

To rearrange the system in what he viewed as a simpler and fair system, Westerman gave several employees step increases for next year that will garner them more money than the former schedule would have. After a closed session, that allowed members to discuss individual personnel in regards to whether they deserved the increases, the board voted to approve.

With the changes to the salary schedule, it will cost the district an extra $3,197 to implement the changes.