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Administrative salaries

Here is a look at the salaries for Plum School District administrators:

Administrator, position 2012-13 salary 2013-14 salary

Robert M. Alpino, athletic director $100,076 $102,078

Michael Brewer, director administrative services $79,560 $81,151

Christopher T. Davis, technology director $79,560 $81,151

Joseph Fishell, Oblock Junior High principal $101,859 $103,896

Rachel E. Gattuso, asst. high school principal $75,000 $76,500

Kelly A. Gibson, psychologist $50,000 $51,000

Timothy Glasspool, superintendent $132,600 $132,600

Jeffrey M. Hadley, Center Elementary principal $84,660 $86,353

Dana Iera, psychologist $50,000 $51,000

Jason D. Knisely, Adlai Stevenson Elementary principal $90,948 $92,767

Ryan Kociela, high school principal $100,568 $102,579

Maryann Lazzaro, food supervisor $91,423 $93,251

Michael C. Loughren, asst. high school principal $78,481 $80,051

Eugene Marraccini, director business affairs $100,919 $105,000

Scott W. Mergen, transportation manager $56,100 $57,222

Daniel K. Reinard, asst. transportation manager $36,465 $37,194

Guy Rossi, assistant superintendent $109,140 $111,323

Francis Sciullo, Holiday Park Elementary principal $86,685 $88,418

Kathleen R. Shirey, special education supervisor $91,800 $93,636

Justin G. Stephans, Regency Park principal $80,000 $81,600

Jeffrey Wolfe, asst. athletic director $72,176 $73,620

Gail S. Yamnitzky, Pivik Elementary principal $107,863 $110,020

Note: Administrators, except for Superintendent Timothy Glasspool and Eugene Marraccini, director of business affairs, received 2-percent salary increases. Glasspool took a wage freeze, and Marraccini received a raise of about 4 percent.

Source: Plum School District

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 4:33 p.m.

For the second consecutive year, the majority of Plum School District administrators each got 2-percent raises.

“With PSSA scores (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) up in nearly every category, they deserve it,” said Plum School Board member Joe Tommarello, education committee chairman.

School board members each year evaluate the administrators and reach a consensus on the amount of salary increases. They also can opt for no increases.

The increases for the 2013-14 school year amounted to about $30,000. Tommarello said the administrators also are paying more for their health benefits.

Additionally, Superintendent Timothy Glasspool took a wage freeze for the next two years of his contract.

“I thank them for helping out in these troubled financial times,” Tommarello said.

Board member Loretta White voted against the increases. White said she values the contributions of the administrators but thought wage freezes were wise given the financial challenges in the district.

The board last month voted to use about $1 million from the district's reserve fund to help balance the budget.

The board also voted to cut the family and consumer sciences program at the high school resulting in three teacher layoffs.

“My policy has been since everyone is taking a wage freeze except for anything contractual, I would not vote for increases,” White said.

Each of district's nearly 270 teachers is set to receive about a 3.5-percent salary increase, according to the Plum Borough Education Association's contract with the district.

Some teachers also are scheduled to receive step increases that are based upon a teacher's level of experience. White also thanked Glasspool for taking a wage freeze.

“I commend him,” White said. “I think he really has a great interest in education.”

Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753, or

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