The North Platte Board of Education unanimously set the salary and benefits Tuesday for the districtís top administrators, including a 1-percent pay raise.
School Board President Jim Paloucek noted that Business Manager Stuart Simpson in the central office has not had a raise for three years or so.
Also, the school principals did not get a raise a year ago unless they took on more responsibilities at a bigger school.
Kimberley Kaschke moved to approve the salaries. Kathy Phares seconded, and the board agreed.
Interim superintendent Tami Eshleman will step aside in June to become personnel manager and take a 33 percent cut in pay, to $121,200 a year.
Incoming superintendent Marty Bassett will receive $180,000, significantly more than the $152,500 that Eshleman is getting this year.
The top five administrators will work 261 days a year.
Bassett will make $690 a day. By comparison, Eshleman made nearly $520 a day -- $170 a day less.
All totaled, the district will spend $30,296 more next year than this year for the top 20 administrators, according to school board documents. Thatís a 1.5 percent increase.
That total includes an allotted $105,000 for a director of special education to replace Kim Cooper, who is retiring.
On average, principals receive slightly less than $100,000 a year, or about $475 per workday. They work 205 days a year, according to district records.
Bassett, Marty -- $180,000
Sharkey, Gayle -- 121,200
Eshelman, Tami -- 121,200
Simpson, Stuart -- 133,320
Director of Special Education (vacant) - $105,00
Rhodes, Todd -- 120,616
Ayres, James -- 95,427
Carlson, Vicki -- 95,427
Steinbeck, Jeff -- 108,164
Coviello, Tom -- 105,197
Brownawell, Mike -- 95,427
Derby, Mary -- 102,586
Irish, Matt -- 97,848
Feusner, Chelsea -- 46,460
Vanderheiden, Tim -- 99,999
Alexander, Shane -- 95,445
Mougey, Midge -- 102,950
Schere, George -- 98,980
Anderson, Linda -- 92,920
Vieyra, Chris -- 94,940
2012-13 Total -- $2,113,106
2011-12 Total -- $2,082,810
Source: North Platte Public Schools