Pay Hike for School Trustees?
Prince George, B.C. – Trustee remuneration will be up for discussion at tonight’s monthly Prince George School Board public meeting.
The seven trustees haven’t had a raise since December 2014 – shortly after the last local elections were held in November 2014 (all trustees received a $1,000 boost).
Their annual pay since that date is as follows (about a third is non-taxable):
- Chairperson – $ 18,000
- Vice-chairperson – $16,500
- Trustees – $15,000
A recommendation on whether to go forward with a pay increase will be made at an in-camera meeting today. The recommendation by the Management and Finance Committee will then be made public tonight.
Last year trustees decided to forego a pay increase of 1.5 per cent arguing “the time wasn’t right.”
“This is one of those times when you look at remuneration, it’s a small number in relation to the number of hours we put in the board,” said trustee Tim Bennett. “But I’m not interested in looking at it while we have exempt staff still under a (pay) freeze.”
Approximately $110,000 was spent on trustee salaries in the school district in 2015.