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11-member unit has three-year contract

The 11-member unit of administrators in the Hamburg Central School District have a new three-year contact.

The ratified pact was unanimously approved Tuesday evening by the district's seven-member School Board at its regularly scheduled meeting.

The terms of the contract call for a salary freeze in the upcoming 2012-13 school year, to be followed by 2 percent hikes in salary in each of the subsequent two years of the deal.

Superintendent Steven A. Achramovitch said the district has been working with the administrative unit and signed the deal in recent weeks.

Achramovitch said the district successfully negotiated a pair of rollback provisions in the contract with its administrators as a way to save future costs to taxpayers.

Those included:

* A recision of a "vacation buyback" clause that enabled administrators to cash in unused vacation time for money at the end of the school year.

* Reducing the eligible amount the district would reimburse administrators for uncovered medical expenses from $1,800 to $200.

Both of those provisions will apply only to new administrative hires in Hamburg.

Still, according to Achramovitch, it will show a cost savings to the district as it moves forward.

The superintendent noted that there are two new administrative positions expected to be filled in the district in the upcoming year, including the hiring of a new assistant principal at Hamburg Middle School.

In other news, the board agreed to postpone until June 14 a vote on hiring an outside consultant, Management Advisory Group, at a cost of $625 per month for supervising Medicaid services in the district. The contract would run for two years.