As the new school year looms, two sides continue to hash out an agreement on teachers’ contracts for Jamestown Public Schools, and at this point negotiations could turn down a few different paths.
The Jamestown School Board and the Jamestown Education Association have been at this biannual process since the end of April. They have agreed on everything except salaries.
MINOT — North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education on Thursday approved annual pay rises for its college presidents that ranged from 2 percent to 6 percent, with the presidents of North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota both getting increases of more than $12,000.
Chancellor William Goetz recommended the salary increases, using performance evaluations of each of the 10 presidents, a salary range based upon the type of school each president ran, and each one’s distance from the middle of the salary range.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, June 17, 2011
Education officials in Jamestown are debating what could ultimately result in a pay scale that could be anything from slightly altered to totally different.
Alternative teacher compensation was the topic when 15 public education officials met and brainstormed Wednesday afternoon.
Opening-day baseball salaries grew despite the recession, although at a slower rate than in recent years.
The average salary went up 1.8 percent to $3.3 million at the start of season, according to an analysis of rosters by The Associated Press. The increase was the lowest since a 2.7 percent drop in 2004 and down from a 2.7 rise at the start of last season.
The Minnesota Twins have offered free agent pitcher Carl Pavano salary arbitration.
Twins general manager Bill Smith confirmed the decision Tuesday, baseball’s deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
The chairman of a legislative interim committee wants to change the way North Dakota employees get raises.
Grand Forks state Representative Ken Svedjan said he does not like the current system in which the governor proposes an overall raise amount. He said some employees think that’s what they’ll get.
The North Dakota State University Development Foundation says it is changing some funding practices to cut expenses, and that the decision to rein in spending has nothing to do with heat it is taking for cost overruns on the new president's house being built on campus.
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education decided Friday to give four top university system executives smaller pay raises next year.
The board’s president, Richie Smith, and the university system’s chancellor, William Goetz, wanted 4 percent pay rises for three vice chancellors and the top attorney in the university system’s central office.
Twenty-four Jamestown Public School administrators will receive an average raise of about $3,800 for the 2009-2010 school year.
The Jamestown Public School Board approved a 4.5 percent raise for the district’s administration in a 4-1 vote at its regular meeting Monday. School Board members Gail Martin, Scott Walch, Rosemary McDougall and Tanya Ostlie were in favor. School Board President Roy Musland was opposed.
The group that oversees North Dakota’s university system approved 4 percent salary hikes for all campus presidents and the system’s chancellor on Thursday, even as members criticized such across-the-board increases.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, June 19, 2009
After three caucuses and a number of counter proposals, no decisions were finalized in the teachers’ Negotiated Agreement meeting between the Jamestown Public School Board and Jamestown Education Association.
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