By Terry Dean
The District 200 Board of Education last week approved salary increases as well as one-year pay bumps for a handful of administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Along with pay increases for those administrators who'll get an extra month tacked on to their length of service at the high school, other administrators will receive a one-time pay bump to take effect for the 2012-2013 school year.
The base salary increases total roughly $19,300 and the one-year payouts $11,600.
Administrators receiving the one-time bump are Principal Nathaniel Rouse; Michael Carioscio, the school's chief information officer; Lauren Smith, assistant superintendent for human resources; and Tina Halliman, assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. Halliman also moves up in position from director of special education.
OPRF last month hired Laura Faber, a Wheeling High School special ed coordinator, to take over the special education department. The one-time payouts range from $2,600 to $3,000 for each administrator. Division heads, as well as the school's director of assessment and research will receive pay increases due to a contractual change lengthening their time of service. Amy Hill, director of assessment, will move to a 12-month schedule and division heads to an 11-month schedule.
And more than three dozen OPRF staff is getting a 2 percent salary increase — individuals who are not represented by a bargaining unit.