Should Shilling have gotten a raise?
Editor's note: The county school board recently approved a $6,000 increase in the salary of Superintendent R. Edward Shilling. The board also OK'd a $3,000 annual increase for Deputy Superintendent Brian Lockard, recommended by Mr. Shilling because Mr. Lockard has taken on additional duties. Mr. Shilling's new annual salary is more than $104,000; under theterms of his contract it will rise to $118,000 by July 1994. He also receives substantial benefits and would be paid the entire four-year balance of his salary if he were fired for unsatisfactory performance. We asked our readers, in light of budget cuts and failure of many school employees to get raises this year, should the board have raised these salaries? Should Mr. Shilling and Mr. Lockard have turned down the raises? Here are some of the responses we have received:
From: Richard Siehler
Definitely should not get salary increases and free life insurance and car allowance.
Should be eliminated immediately.
2& School board should be eliminated.