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MINUTES
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
October 4, 2021
5:30 p.m.
CATC Cafeteria
 

Committee Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Kevin Lamoreau

Committee Member Absent:  Jennifer Dumond

Board Members Present:  Amanda Olson, Pia Holmes, Kimberly Martin

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Kathy Casparius, Monique Roy, Kim Silsby, Shelby Thibodeau

 

  1. Minimum wage increase

                Salary Tables

                     Attachment 1

                Support Unit Wage Schedule

                     Attachment 2

                 Adult Education Wage Schedule

                      Attachment 3

               Substitutes Wage Schedule

                      Attachment 4

The minimum wage is going up in January to $12.75 and there are some salary scales that do not meet that minimum.  The committee discussed raising the hourly rates below minimum wage or making adjustments to the entire scale.  After discussion, the committee decided to increase all hourly rates under the minimum wage to $12.75 per hour effective January 1, 2022.

Motion by Staci Fortunato to recommend increasing all hourly rates to the minimum requirement as of January 1, 2022 and move to the board for consideration.  Second by Kevin Lamoreau, so moved 2-0.

  1. Insurance for COVID permanent subs

Ms. Casparius said COVID permanent subs are working 35 hours per week.  According to the Affordable Care Act they should be offered health insurance within 90 days of hire at an affordable cost of not more than 9.83% of household income.  After discussion, the committee suggested offering all full-time subs single coverage medical insurance at a cost of 9.83% of their salary.

Motion by Staci Fortunato to recommend offering full-time subs single coverage health insurance at a contribution rate of 9.83% of their salary and move to the board for consideration.  Second by Kevin Lamoreau, so moved 2-0.

  1. Update on side agreement to pay educational technicians who cover for teachers

Superintendent Anastasio and Ms. Casparius gave an update on a side agreement with the AEA.  The side agreement compensates educational technicians $50 per day, beyond their regular days’ pay, to cover for teachers for more than 2 hours per day after the 5th substituting assignment.  A substitute fund of $5,000 was designated for this use.  Because this is not a normal year, it’s expected that the $5,000 fund will be gone by half year.

Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.