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Boone Central School Board reorganizes, approves negotiated agreement

Boone Central School Board adopted the 2019-20 negotiated agreement with the district’s teaching staff during its first meeting of 2019 on Monday night, Jan. 14.
Two newly elected board members — Kathy Rolf and Karrie Fogleman — signed the oath of office to begin their four-year terms.
The board also elected officers for 2019. Tim Stopak is the board president. Darren Wright is vice president, and Ed Knott is secretary-treasurer.
The negotiated agreement with teachers for next year includes a base salary of $35,150, representing a $350 increase from the current base of $34,800.
Overall increase in salary and benefits cost across the salary schedule is 3.4 percent.
Various changes were made in the package, including changes in the personal leave policy.
Cost of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan increased by 4.99 percent overall, and the deductible amount was increased from $900 this year to $1,050 next year, or a $3,500 deductible for Health Savings Account-eligible coverage.
For employees who select HSA-eligible coverage, the school district will contribute the difference in premium from the $1,050 deductible plan to the individual’s Health Savings Account based on current rates.

Read the complete story in the Jan. 16 issue of the Albion News and Petersburg Press print and e-editions.