The Bozeman School Board will vote Monday on pay raises for 250 clerks and other non-teaching employees, as well as for 25 administrators.

A tentative two-year contract negotiated with the Bozeman Classified Employees Association would give employees base pay raises of 3.5 percent in the 2013-2014 school year and 2.5 percent the following year. Hourly pay would range from $9.35 to $21.46 the first year and $9.58 to $22 in the second year.

Superintendent Rob Watson is recommending 2.5 percent pay raises for 24 principals, assistant principals and central administrators. Directors of athletics and activities, music and fine arts, and curriculum would also get a bump in the formula that determines pay levels.

The School Board chair and vice chair are recommending that Watson also receive a 2.5 percent pay increase in his $135,000 salary, plus an extension of his contract to June 2016.

The administrative raises would cost $86,900, while the classified increase would cost an estimated $250,000. Bozeman’s 400 teachers recently won a two-year contract with base pay increases of 3 and 2 percent, costing approximately $2.4 million over two years.

The School Board will also vote Monday on a technology plan, approve spending $555,000 on computers, and award a contract for phase 1 of renovating Longfellow School, for which R&R construction submitted the low bid of $623,000.

The board meets at 6 p.m. in the Willson School boardroom. The complete agenda is online,



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