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65 School Managers Get 2.75% Pay Hike

Sixty-five nonunion managers employed by the Las Virgenes Unified School District are slated to receive 2.75% pay hikes retroactive to July 1995.

The increases, approved last week by the Board of Education, coincide with similar cost-of-living increases for two unionized employee groups, officials said.

The managers’ raises will cost the district an additional $56,000 per year, said Donald Zimring, the district’s superintendent of business. The increases, he said, are designed to keep district salaries competitive.

Members of the Las Virgenes Educators Assn. received a pay increase of 4.6% for fiscal 1995-96, district officials said. In exchange, their benefits were reduced, officials said. In fiscal 1994-95, according to district records, teachers received pay increases of .024%, and received no raises the year before.

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Las Virgenes Classified Assn. members received 6% to 8% raises as part of a new three-year contract with the district finalized this spring. It ties future pay hikes to increases in state aid or enrollment.

The teachers union is negotiating a new three-year contract with the district. “We’re optimistic,” said Rose Dunn, president of the union, which recently presented its proposed contract to district officials. Dunn said she expects the contract to be finalized sometime this summer.


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