The Princeton Board of Education has approved a $2,000 increase to the base teachers salary, and vertical and horizontal movement on the salary schedule. The new base salary is $28,000.
The Board approved transfers for Dana Seymour and Tammie Miller. Dana Seymour is transferring from high school principal to elementary principal. She'll receive a pay increase of slightly over 6% percent making her salary $67,000.
Tammie Miller is transferring to high school principal with a salary of $62,000, plus additional stipends of $1500 for A Plus coordinator and $3500 for Food Service coordinator. She's been A Plus, At Risk, Curriculum, and School to Work coordinator.
Superintendent Terry Mayfield was given a pay raise of slightly over 6%. His new compensation is nearly $95,000.
The raises for Terry Mayfield and Dana Seymour were based on an equal percentage increase based on their placement on the certified teacher salary schedule.
The Princeton Board approved the employment of Phoebe Kitchen of Trenton as a 4th through 6th grade teacher. She'll be a 1st year instructor. She has degrees from North Central Missouri College and Graceland University.
The board accepted the resignation of maintenance worker Doug Ormsby and hired Scott Clapham as a maintenance employee.
Lori Puls was approved as a Student Council adviser. Gina Finney was approved as a high school football and Basketball Cheer sponsor. Several persons were approved as class sponsors.
The Princeton Board approved the district's health insurance plan for the upcoming school year. The health insurance quote from Mike Keith Insurance Agency includes a $1,000 deductible PPO at nearly $461 a month, a $2,000 deductible HSA at $452 monthly, and a $3,000 deductible HSA at $406 monthly. The Princeton district will contribute the difference between the HSA and the PPO plan amounts.
The Princeton Board approved a 5 cent increase in lunch prices for next school year. The charges will be $2 for elementary school students, and $2.25 for junior and senior high students , and for adults.
The Princeton district anticipates income will exceed expenses by about $33,000 in the fiscal year ending this June 30th. The district estimates revenue to surpass expenditures by about $70,000 in the fiscal year beginning July 1st.
The Princeton district has learned it does not qualify for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to replace the flooring at the Stacy Center gymnasium. Superintendent Mayfield said that leaves the options of scrapping the project, continuing the project and have the Stacy Center request matching funds from the Mercer County Recreation Board at its July 21st meeting, or continuing with the project and covering the cost 100%.
Mayfield said the estimated cost of the Stacy Center project is $52,000. He's working on obtaining bids.