Flowers gets raise, Faulkner to lead board
Fargo Superintendent David Flowers is receiving a $3,700 raise. The Fargo School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved raising Flowers' 2003-04 base salary to $126,277. That's $3,678, or 3 percent, more than his 2002-03 base salary. The board als...
Fargo Superintendent David Flowers is receiving a $3,700 raise.
The Fargo School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved raising Flowers' 2003-04 base salary to $126,277. That's $3,678, or 3 percent, more than his 2002-03 base salary.
The board also approved raising his base incentive pay next year to $9,000 from $7,500 in 2002-03. The $1,500 increase represents 1.23 percent of his 2002-03 base salary.
The combined 4.23 percent increase is the same percentage raise offered to Fargo teachers in 2003-04.
Flowers' maximum incentive-based pay for 2003-04 will be $10,800, or 120 percent of $9,000. The amount will be determined by the board next year.
Besides his base salary, Flowers received incentive pay of $8,250, or 110 percent of $7,500, for his work in 2002-03. That amount reflects a rating by board members of his success in meeting goals in the district's 2002-03 operational plan.
Jim Johnson, a School Board member, said the district wants to make Flowers' compensation more incentive-based.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, Don Faulkner was elected president of the nine-member board and Jim Johnson was elected vice president.
It was the last board meeting for Dave Langemo, who didn't seek re-election this June after serving for six years.
Langemo said he's served with 18 different board members during his six years.
"Each one had different strengths and abilities," he said.
The board also seated Langemo's replacement, Blake Miller, who was elected to a three-year term last month.
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