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Philadelphia school principals asked to take pay cuts

The principals would also reportedly be required to pay for a portion of their health-care premiums.

School principals in Philadelphia are being asked to take pay cuts of up to 17 percent to help the district make its budget. Credit: Metro file photo School principals in Philadelphia are being asked to take pay cuts of up to 17 percent to help the district make its budget.
Credit: Metro file photo

Philadelphia School District principals learned during a union meeting Thursday night that their salaries will be cut by up to 17 percent under a tentative agreement with the district.

The principals would also be required to pay for a portion of their health-care premiums under the deal, KYW Newsradio reported.

A majority of principals would take a 15 to 17 percent pay cut under the agreement, Rob McGrogan, president of the Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, told KYW following a two-hour closed-door meeting at Lincoln High School. The union's 500 members, fearful the School Reform Commission will impose the terms regardless, will vote on the agreement by mail by March 17.

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The deal calls for the principals to be paid as 10-month employees, as opposed to 12-month employees.

The school district is asking unions to make $133 million in concessions for the 2014-15 budget.

 
 
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