Supt. Pay Raise On D150 Agenda

A two-percent raise for District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan will be discussed by the school board Monday night.

There's been public criticism of Lathan's handling of the issue of ISAT testing irregularities at Charter Oak School and the reassignment of principal John Wetterauer, who since resigned.

"I think people need to keep things in perspective," board president Debbie Wolfmeyer tells 1470 & 100.3 WMBD. "Charter Oak is just a small snapshot of the things that went on in our district this year."

The raise, in Lathan's case about $4,200, is less than the $10,000 bonus the board considers each year as part of Lathan's contract.

"(During) our discussions, the board decided it would be more appropriate this year to give (Lathan) a two-percent increase in her salary than to get into a bonus."

"As the board went over her entire evaluation for the whole school year, not just one or two things," Wolfmeyer explains, "we made the decision we wanted to give her a two-percent raise which is an average of what all the other employees in the district received."

The raise would bring Lathan's base salary to $213,180.

The board will also vote on a proposal to reduce the alloted time for audience comments during board meetings from five minutes for each person to three minutes starting with its August 11 meeting.

Monday's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the district's Administration Building.


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