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SRVUSD board to vote on raises for superintendent, executive cabinet

4.18% increase would match that given to teachers, other employees

Members of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s administrative cabinet are in line to receive a pay raise when the school board discusses Tuesday approving a base salary increase that would match what teachers received in March.

According to a district staff report, if approved, all management and confidential employees within the district would receive an ongoing base salary increase of 4.18%, which will take effect retroactively to July 1, 2018, and result in a total budgetary increase of $710,556.

At the top of the administrative chain, a 4.18% raise means an increase of approximately $13,890 for Superintendent Rick Schmitt, who would then be earning an ongoing salary of $332,287 a year.

If approved the top members of Schmitt’s cabinet would see their ongoing salaries increase to the following figures:

* Deputy superintendent Toni Taylor would earn $255,063.

* Assistant superintendent of facilities and operations Gary Black $255,641.

* Chief business officer Greg Medici $220,834.

* Assistant superintendent of human resources Keith Rogenski $231,876.

On March 26, the SRVUSD ratified an agreement with the San Ramon Valley teachers union that included a 4.18% ongoing compensation increase; lower student-to-staff ratios for counselors, nurses and teacher librarians; and caps on class sizes and case loads.

Classified employees in the district also received a 4.18% base salary increase in April.

The school board is scheduled to hold its regular meeting, Tuesday 7 p.m. at the district offices, 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville.

In other business

* Board members will also listen to a public presentation on the next generation of science standards, as well as the bimonthly student board member report, which this week will come courtesy of a student from the Venture Independent Study School.

* Other items scheduled for the meeting's closed session include a performance evaluation of Superintendent Rick Schmitt, a discussion on the appointment of principal at an unspecified middle school and the potential appointment of a new director of human resources.

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27 people like this
Posted by Roger
a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2019 at 6:08 am

This is a joke, right???? Management already receives an automatic 5% raise every couple of years on top of whatever the teachers union bargains for. Doesn't seem right.


19 people like this
Posted by Louie
a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2019 at 8:33 am

Overpaid.


4 people like this
Posted by Jerry
a resident of Alamo
on May 21, 2019 at 10:39 am

Yes, they are! reason why teachers have a good reason to complain. It's just more property tax we all have to pay...


3 people like this
Posted by Debbie
a resident of San Ramon
on May 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

You do realize these administrators and ultimately the Superintendent are responsible for 32,000 students & 4500 staff members. Have any of you ever had a job with that much responsibility, pressure, stress, etc. etc.? A CEO of a private company with that many people involved would be making 5-10 times what these educators make. So before criticizing them for "being overpaid" you should walk a mile in their shoes. I bet none of you could last an hour, let alone a whole day dealing with the extremely high expectations a community like this has. Not to mention, to attract quality employees to a district this size and of this demographic you have to pay them what they're worth. And great schools equals much higher home prices, so your taxes are definitely working to your advantage!


28 people like this
Posted by Grandparent
a resident of Danville
on May 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Debbie, Rick Schmitt wouldn’t last a day as a CEO. Do you really want him around much less reward him for allowing a child to die on his watch? He’s shown his true character and I am disgusted he’s still the superintendent.
We do need good people I agree but this school board doesn’t appear to have the skills to select the right people to lead.


21 people like this
Posted by Carl
a resident of another community
on May 21, 2019 at 8:55 pm

"potential appointment of a new director of human resources" Is Keith Rogenski going somewhere? Keith has a troubled past with a lawsuit in Antioch resulting in a 8 million dollar payout because of protecting a teacher who was abusing children. Another example of SRVUSD not doing it's research to insure the safety of our children.


15 people like this
Posted by Mom of district
a resident of Danville
on May 22, 2019 at 4:37 pm

FRUSTRATING! Approve more raises while avoiding all questions asked by the parents. I feel like parents have no voice in this district. Guess what, schools out at 1:15 PM now....so teachers can plan more???? At SRVHS we have first year teachers who can't spell or have any grammar skills teaching English, or History teacher who avoids lecturing....just have kids type notes for 1 hour into a Google Doc for their entire period. The auto shop and robotics team figured out the teacher didn't talk to kids once for 2 years, and was letting them go to Starbucks during class. The quality of the education is a pity - never seen anything like it. Parents have no control- if we say anything our kids get 'black-sheeped' by the academic counselor. Good job- you get a raise! CEO! JOKE, the company would be corrupt and bankrupt. No accountability..........by the way parents, donate to reduce class size, while i take a 15% raise!


7 people like this
Posted by TrixieMom
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on May 23, 2019 at 7:56 am

Admin continues to receive raises, while teachers cannot afford housing in the district. What’s wrong with this picture?


3 people like this
Posted by District Teacher
a resident of San Ramon
on May 23, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Carl, the "potential appointment of a new director of human resources" is not Rogenski. He is the Asst Superintendent of HR. Melanie Jones, director of HR, received a promotion to a new position made for HR to be a step below Rogenski and a step above the head of certificated HR and head of classified HR. This new position had an estimated cost of $250k. So this discussion would be about who would fill the position vacated by Jones when she was promoted.


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