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Hamburg administrators get raise, pay more for health insurance

Hamburg School District administrators will be paying more for their health insurance under a three-year contract approved by the School Board Tuesday night.

Under the contract, which goes into effect July 1, administrators’ contribution will rise from the current 15 percent of the premium to 16 percent in the 2017 school year.

The agreement also gives the 10 members of the Hamburg Administrative Council a 2.5 percent pay raise in each of the three years of the contract. The bargaining group includes school principals, assistant principals and the athletic director.

The contract “puts us in a good spot to make sure we’re taking care of our people,” Board Vice President Thomas F. Flynn III said.

“This agreement reflects the research-based fact that effective school leadership is a significant factor in the academic achievement and in the socio-emotional development of all students,” Superintendent Michael Cornell said in a statement.

Tuesday’s meeting was the last one for board members Patti Brunner-Collins, who has been on the board since 2006, and Sally Stephenson, who is finishing her third year. Stephenson did not attend the meeting.

It was the first meeting for Richard G. Schneider, who is serving the year remaining on the term of Catherine Schrauth Forcucci.

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