Trustees consider remuneration info

Vernon School District trustees are considering whether they should get a raise

Vernon School District trustees are considering whether they should get a raise.

Remuneration information has been presented to the board.

“It’s something that would impact our budget,” said Kelly Smith, chairperson.

Currently, the chairperson receives $13,600 annually while the vice-chairperson gets $12,100. Trustees are paid $10,600.

Staff told trustees that compared to other similar-sized school districts, the Vernon board is compensated significantly less. As an example, New Westminster trustees receive $22,050 annually and the chairperson gets $25,149.

The Vernon board will consider its remuneration as part of the budget process and no decision will be made until it’s known what funding the district is receiving from the Ministry of Education.