College Faculty Will Get 6 Pct. Salary Increase Total Budget of $13.5 Million Would Be a Rise of $500,000
Nordeka English Of The St. Charles Post, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The St. Charles County Community College board of directors has approved a compensation package that gives the district's 60 full-time faculty members a 6 percent pay increase for the coming academic year.
The agreement will be part of the budget presented to the board June 23. William Berry, vice president for business services, estimates the budget will amount to $13.5 million, a $500,000 increase over last year.
Berry said the college was still waiting to hear how much state financing will be available for the fiscal year that begins July 1. College spokeswoman Winnie Stufflebam said the board also had determined that no tuition increase was warranted for the coming school year. Tuition will remain at $43 a credit hour, plus a $5 service fee for each credit hour. Students who live outside the district pay $63 for each credit hour; students living out of state pay $97. Those students also pay the $5 per credit hour fee. Stufflebam said the college's financing was about one-third from state appropriations, one-third from tuition and fees and one-third from local property tax. That tax rate currently stands at 25 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation, 13 cents for operations and 12 cents for debt service. …