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AN EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | June 23, 2011
The likelihood of a negotiating impasse between Harford County Public Schools and the local teachers union will no doubt drag out further any final contract settlement between the two sides. The stalemate may also eventually trigger a test of the state's new binding arbitration law for teacher negotiations, but we're still a fur piece from that unfortunate occurrence. We do know the teachers were promised a 3 percent raise, a step increment raise for next year and another one to catch up from the one missed in the current year as salaries were frozen.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff writer | April 24, 1992
When County Executive Robert R. Neall agreed last December to restore wage concessions to school employees who had been asked to take four furlough days, few workers actually expected to see the money.But earlier this week, Neall announced that some money was, in fact, being returned. On Wednesday night, the Board of Education voted to return the $811,672 to school employees.School system Budget Officer Jack White said the money equals about four-fifths of a day's pay. Instead of four furlough days, employees now must give up 3.2 days, he said.
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July 22, 1992
Carroll County's school board blundered when it approved a $6,000 pay increase for the county's school superintendent, R. Edward Shilling, and a $3,000 raise to the deputy superintendent, Brian Lockard. Mr. Shilling's pay will be $104,626 and Mr. Lockard's $84,343 for the next school year. While the raises are a tiny amount in the county's $112.3 million education budget, they could exacerbate the level of aggravation among the county's school employees, parents and citizens.School employees -- from teachers to cafeteria workers -- are angry because they were unable to get a multi-year contract during the last round of negotiations.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1996
Howard County schools Superintendent Michael E. Hickey has been given a 1.13 percent salary increase for next year by the school board, about the same size as the raises negotiated by teachers and other school employees.Hickey's four top administrators also were granted 1.13 percent pay raises, and other central office employees likely will receive about the same amount, said schools spokeswoman Patti Caplan.The raises go into effect Monday, when the new fiscal year begins. They were approved by the county school board this month in executive sessions but were not announced until yesterday.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1997
Howard County schools Superintendent Michael E. Hickey -- who yesterday became the longest-serving superintendent in Maryland -- has been given a 5 percent salary increase for 1997-1998 by the county school board.The salary increase is similar in size to the ones negotiated by teachers and other school employees. Other central office employees typically receive raises of about the same size as the superintendent.Hickey's annual salary goes from $121,740 to $127,853 -- an increase likely to keep his salary among the top five Maryland school superintendents.
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April 9, 2013
As a recent letter to the editor noted, studies have shown that a gun in the home increases the risk of suicide, murder and accidents ("Arming school employees only raises danger," April 7). As a footnote to all the media coverage about the massacre that occurred in Newtown, Conn., it should be noted that had Adam Lanza's mother taken the precautions needed and necessary to having guns in her home with an unstable individual having access to them, just maybe this terrible shooting would not have occurred.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | April 9, 1993
The Carroll County Board of Education voted yesterday to ask the county commissioners for another $2.4 million to cover 3 percent pay raises it has negotiated with school employee unions.The request brings the board's total budget request for 1993-1994 to $121 million. Of that, $67 million would come from the county, and the rest from state and federal sources.Only one union has not settled -- the Carroll Association of School Employees, which represents clerical workers, instructional assistants and licensed practical nurses.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | June 18, 1996
Ten months after promising to develop an ethics code, Baltimore County school officials have yet to establish standards of conduct to prevent conflicts of interest between school employees and contractors.Officials said yesterday that Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione's original September deadline -- triggered by a controversial $5 million, no-bid technology contract -- was impossible to meet, but a proposal will be presented to the school board July 2."It was time well spent," said board member Robert F. Dashiell, who predicted the code would be approved at that meeting.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | October 22, 2008
Baltimore County school employees will be able to choose from among five retirement plan provider options, after an 8-0 school board vote last night. The five recommended vendors for 403(b) retirement plans are: AIG Retirement, ING Life Insurance & Annuity Co., Lincoln Financial Group, MetLife Resources and Security Financial Resources & Security Distributors Inc. It is expected that one will be selected as a third-party administrator, school officials said. Board member Valerie A. Roddy recused herself, citing a potential conflict of interest: Her husband's law firm represents one of the bidders.
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By Mark Guidera | June 16, 1991
Call me silly. Call me old-fashioned. But can't we get the school board to take clear, firm stand on anything anymore?Why do they always have to ride the proverbial fence on issues that may prove contentious?The latest fence-riding comes on the issue of banning smoking in school buildings so your kids won't have their lungs subject to the torture of teachers' and other school employees' second-hand smoke.Last week a group of Fallston High students had the chutzpah to ask the the school board to ban smoking completely in all public schools by the start of the next school year in September.
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