Enrolment rise lifts Hamilton trustees’ pay up a notch

News Oct 22, 2018 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

Higher student enrolment at Hamilton public schools is partially offsetting the Ford government’s decision to rescind a $400 increase to trustees’ base pay that had been set to take effect for the new term of office.

The additional 973.5 students will translate into an extra $155 for a regular trustee, boosting their pay to $13,730 per year on Dec. 1, an increase of about one per cent from the current $13,575.

A formula set by the province provides a base pay of $5,900 and then adds an amount based on enrolment. The student population rose to 49,217.75 for the 2017-18 school year, up from 48,244.25 the previous year

The chair gets an extra $5,000 and an additional enrolment amount, and as a result will earn $21,191, an increase of $204, or slightly less than one per cent, from the current $20,987.

The vice-chair’s pay is topped up by $2,500 and an extra enrolment amount. The new rate of $17,460 is up $179, or about one per cent, from the existing $17,281.

Trustees approved the new honoraria without discussion at their Oct. 15 board meeting. The pay rates are still down from last term, when a trustee earned $14,158, the chair $21,606 and the vice-chair $17,972.

The province allows school boards to pay trustees an extra $50 for attending meetings of four required committees — audit, parent involvement, supervised adult learning and special education — but the Hamilton board has opted not to do so.

 

Enrolment rise lifts Hamilton trustees’ pay up a notch

One-per-cent increase partially offsets lost provincial hike

News Oct 22, 2018 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

Higher student enrolment at Hamilton public schools is partially offsetting the Ford government’s decision to rescind a $400 increase to trustees’ base pay that had been set to take effect for the new term of office.

The additional 973.5 students will translate into an extra $155 for a regular trustee, boosting their pay to $13,730 per year on Dec. 1, an increase of about one per cent from the current $13,575.

A formula set by the province provides a base pay of $5,900 and then adds an amount based on enrolment. The student population rose to 49,217.75 for the 2017-18 school year, up from 48,244.25 the previous year

The chair gets an extra $5,000 and an additional enrolment amount, and as a result will earn $21,191, an increase of $204, or slightly less than one per cent, from the current $20,987.

The vice-chair’s pay is topped up by $2,500 and an extra enrolment amount. The new rate of $17,460 is up $179, or about one per cent, from the existing $17,281.

Trustees approved the new honoraria without discussion at their Oct. 15 board meeting. The pay rates are still down from last term, when a trustee earned $14,158, the chair $21,606 and the vice-chair $17,972.

The province allows school boards to pay trustees an extra $50 for attending meetings of four required committees — audit, parent involvement, supervised adult learning and special education — but the Hamilton board has opted not to do so.

 

Enrolment rise lifts Hamilton trustees’ pay up a notch

One-per-cent increase partially offsets lost provincial hike

News Oct 22, 2018 by Richard Leitner Hamilton Mountain News

Higher student enrolment at Hamilton public schools is partially offsetting the Ford government’s decision to rescind a $400 increase to trustees’ base pay that had been set to take effect for the new term of office.

The additional 973.5 students will translate into an extra $155 for a regular trustee, boosting their pay to $13,730 per year on Dec. 1, an increase of about one per cent from the current $13,575.

A formula set by the province provides a base pay of $5,900 and then adds an amount based on enrolment. The student population rose to 49,217.75 for the 2017-18 school year, up from 48,244.25 the previous year

The chair gets an extra $5,000 and an additional enrolment amount, and as a result will earn $21,191, an increase of $204, or slightly less than one per cent, from the current $20,987.

The vice-chair’s pay is topped up by $2,500 and an extra enrolment amount. The new rate of $17,460 is up $179, or about one per cent, from the existing $17,281.

Trustees approved the new honoraria without discussion at their Oct. 15 board meeting. The pay rates are still down from last term, when a trustee earned $14,158, the chair $21,606 and the vice-chair $17,972.

The province allows school boards to pay trustees an extra $50 for attending meetings of four required committees — audit, parent involvement, supervised adult learning and special education — but the Hamilton board has opted not to do so.