Sue Kiesewetter reports:
A restructuring of duties for some Mason Schools administrators will change their pay.
Assistant high school principal Bill Rice is getting a boost in pay – but also in responsibility. He was awarded a three-year contract that begins Aug. 1.
Besides serving as assistant principal, Rice will be leading some of the district’s e-learning initiatives, said Tracey Carson, district spokeswoman. His pay will be increased from $81,664 to $89,631 annually.
B.J. Smallwood received a two-year contract for his new role as assistant principal at the early childhood center, effective Aug. 1. As assistant principal at the intermediate school, he worked 260 days and earned $67,721.
In his new role, Smallwood will earn only $62,828 annually, but will work 55 fewer days.
Also changing jobs is Jessica Stevens, who moves from an assistant principal at the early childhood center to an assistant principal at the middle school.
An increase in days worked – from 160 at the early childhood center to 205 at the middle school – is increasing Stevens’ pay, Carson said.
Stevens received a two-year contract and is replacing Dave Bergen, who resigned to become a principal in the Deer Park schools. Effective Aug. 1, her pay will be increased from $54,473 to $62,828 annually.
Human resources director Michael Zimmermann, was given a three year contract that includes a pay raise and an increase in the number of days worked, from 184 days to 260 days. His pay will increase from $94,013 to $115,287 annually.
It is the second change in the number of days worked since he became director of human resources in 2011, Carson said. That year, he also worked 260 days.
“Last year, as part of our cost reductions, he went down to a 184-day contract,’’ Carson said.
“However, with all of the evaluation changes and human resources demands, we realized that we really needed a full-time HR director.”
The changes were approved by the Mason Board of Education at its June 25 meeting.