Highlands OKs $3K performance bonus for business manager
Highlands School District’s business manager has received a $3,000 performance bonus.
The school board approved the payment to Lori Byron this week.
School board President Debbie Beale said Superintendent Monique Mawhinney recommended the bonus for Byron. Mawhinney did not respond to request for comment through district spokeswoman Jennifer Goldberg.
Beale said the bonus was given because of additional hours Byron had worked when the district’s business office was without a secretary and payroll clerk. Beale said Byron logged more than 100 hours beyond her job description as executive director of business affairs and support services.
It was a one-time payment.
The vacant positions in the business office have since been filled, Beale said.
Highlands hired Byron, previously the business manager with the Deer Lakes School District, in March 2018, replacing Jon Rupert after his death. Her salary for the 2018-19 school year was $113,000, according to the state Department of Education.
The district did not respond when asked for Byron’s current salary, or if her contract provides for any other bonus payments.
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