No Raise Recommended


April 14, 1991

SYKESVILLE — Carroll schools Superintendent R. Edward Shilling recommended that the Board of Education not award salary or merit increases to the executive management team in fiscal 1992, beginning July 1.

Affected would be Shilling; Brian L. Lockard, assistant superintendent of instruction; William H. Hyde, assistant superintendent of administration; Edwin L. Davis, director of pupil services/special programs; Gary E. Dunkleberger, director of curriculum/staff development; Dorothy D. Mangle, director of elementary schools; William R. Rooney, director of personnel; Peter B. McDowell, director of secondary schools; James E.Reter, director of business and finance; and Vernon F. Smith Jr., director of school support services.

The directors' salaries range from $66,669 to $73,588. The assistant superintendents earn $81,343. Shilling's annual salary is about $98,000.

The superintendent said he made the recommendation becauseschool officials are faced with making cuts in the proposed $110 million spending plan for fiscal 1992. The school board asked the countyfor an additional $5.5 million -- money that is not available.

The board did not act on the recommendation. Salaries for the executivemanagement team are considered in June after evaluations have been completed.

In other personnel-related matters, the board appointed Mark A. Vigliotti as principal of Hampstead Elementary. Vigliotti currently serves as assistant principal at the school.

Vigliotti, 40,succeeds Larry J. Bair, who last month was appointed as principal ofthe new Spring Garden Elementary, which will open in September.

Aformer teacher at Freedom Elementary School, Vigliotti became assistant principal at Hampstead in 1984. The Westminster resident has worked in the Carroll school system for 18 years.

The board appointed Gloria D. Horneff, Manchester Elementary assistant principal, as principal of the new Piney Ridge Elementary School, which also will open in September.

Horneff, 37, began her career as a teacher at RobertMoton Elementary School in 1975. The Westminster resident taught at Charles Carroll and Manchester elementaries before her appointment asassistant principal at Manchester in 1987.

Stephen H. Guthrie, a North Carroll High School guidance counselor, and Penny S. Post, a Maryland Department of Education certification specialist, were appointed personnel specialists.

Guthrie, 35, taught at North Carroll High School before his appointment as a guidance counselor in 1983. He lives in Westminster.

Post, 38, has worked for the state since 1987. The Lutherville resident formerly taught in Australia and in Loyalton, Pa.


The Carroll school board is expected to act on a proposed redistricting plan for Piney Ridge Elementary School after a public meeting May 1.

The final meeting for public comment will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty High School. Board Vice President Cheryl A. McFalls asked the board to be prepared to make a decision following the meeting.

The Piney Ridge attendance area will include Route 32 corridor, the Freedom Avenue connector, the township limits of Sykesville and the Gaither Road area. Students from Eldersburg, Freedom and Carrolltowne elementaries will be transferred tothe new school.

In other matters, Superintendent R. Edward Shilling noted at last week's board meeting that school administration are likely to recommend a boost in lunch prices for students and adults.

He said the cafeteria system could face as much as a $200,000 lossby the end of the school year. He said the administration is waitingas long as possible to make a recommendation, hoping that the boost will be minimal.

Lunch prices are currently $1 for elementary students; $1.10 for middle and high school students, and $2.05 for adults.


The Carroll County Education Association, which represents about 1,300 teachers, has rejected a school board proposal to delay negotiations about salaries for 60 days.

The board, concerned about the unstable economy and uncertain of the availabilityof additional state and regional dollars, asked the five associations representing school workers to postpone salary talks.

Administrators and supervisors have accepted the plan.

"We know where the state is coming from now," said Harold Fox, chief negotiator for CCEA. "They just closed up shop the other night."

Contracts talks are scheduled to resume between CCEA and the school board Wednesday.



State Highway Administration officials gave the town the nod on erecting a "Historic District" road sign on I-70 at Route 32 during a recent meeting with Sykesville officials.

A request for a "Food, Gas" sign, however, was turned down because the town is more than one mile from the interstate, Councilman Kenneth W. Clark said.

That decision may be appealed becausethe town has a gas station that is open 24 hours a day, plus severalrestaurants, Clark added.

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