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Parishville-Hopkinton grants raises to teachers & administrators

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PARISHVILLE - After working without a contract since the end of the last school year, teachers in the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District have been granted a 2.7 percent raise retroactive to the beginning of this school year.

Superintendent Darin P. Saiff said the teachers don’t yet have a new contract, but will receive the raises through a memorandum of understanding (MOA).

The agreement approved by the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Board at its December meeting also grants the teachesr 2.7 percent raises for next year.

Mr. Saiff said it is his hopes that by the time the MOA expires at the close of the 2014-2015 school year the teachers will have a new contract.

“For the teachers, we have been without a contract since June 30,” he said. “By the close of this agreement, hopefully our contract with the teachers will be settled.”

A similar agreement was also approved granting the district’s administrators the same raises.

“For us this was a salary agreement,” Mr. Saiff said. “In this case it was reflective of what the teachers got.”

Administrators in the district include Mr. Saiff, Elementary Principal Brooke Reid and High School Principal Robert Stewart.

Mr. Saiff said the total impact for this year’s salary increases would be roughly $70,000.

With the new raise, Mr. Saiff will earn $116,704 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Prior to the memorandum taking effect the starting salary for teachers at Parishville-Hopkinton was $41,958, while the teachers at the top step of the district’s salary scale earned $69,245.

With the raise the starting salary for teachers has risen to $42,425, while the salary for teachers at the top step of the ladder is $70,016.

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