Madison-Plains approves new salary schedules


(Posted June 23, 2017)

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer

Madison-Plains school board members approved salary schedules and pay rates for school leaders at the June 20 meeting.

Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, principals, assistant principals and directors who are not changing job positions will get a 2.5 percent increase in base pay. The increase is not to exceed $10,575.

The new base pay applies to Drew Snyder who was given a three-year contract as assistant principal in the elementary school. He succeeds Brad Miller who became principal when Kim LeGault became special education director.

The board approved an $80,000 annual salary for Miller, placing him on the salary schedule at Range 1, Experience Level 3. LeGault’s salary is $87,500, Range 2, Experience Level 5.

The range and experience levels are new for this year. Votes by the board were unanimous except those involving Athletic Director Matt Mason. Board member Mark Mason is a relative and abstained.

The board also awarded supplemental contracts for the upcoming year and hired David Emmons as an intervention specialist and Kaitlyn Kite as a fifth-grade math and science teacher.

In an unusual act, the board made it official: the school colors are green and gold.

“We couldn’t find anything in the minutes of Madison-Plains about the school colors,” said Superintendent Tim Dettwiller.

A unanimous vote means the primary uniform and gear colors used by students representing Madison-Plains in school-sponsored events will be green (hunter green or forest green) and gold (athletic gold).

Secondary colors for trimming, letters or numbers will be white, black and grey.

Uniforms and gear purchased prior to this approval are not subject to these guidelines and may still be used.

Board members also approved membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association. They also said okay to a field trip for the football team to Higher Ground Camp in West Harrison, Ind., June 30-July 2. The Athletic Boosters and participating students are covering the travel expenses.

The board will meet in special session at 6 p.m. July 12 and in regular session at 7 p.m. July 18. Meetings take place at the elementary building.

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