Laurel Education Association
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It was reported that the Laurel School District has four administrators earning over $95,000 a year. This is correct, however we need to qualify a few items:
First, Dr. Robin Andrus is paid solely through a grant from the federal government, since her position directly supports special services for students. Her entire salary is paid with grant monies, and does not require funds from our local tax dollars. She is highly qualified and earned a doctorate in school leadership in 2011. Dr. Andrus serves the taxpayers without receiving a penny from them.
However, Ms. Jennifer Givens earned around $83,000 last year and this year saw a raise in salary to $95,000. When asked about the timing of this raise in pay, the Board and district seem to feel that it is of little import, since the increase is due to a short-term grant and the local portions of this salary have been decreased. In fact – as of yet this year, the district is paying no local monies on this $95,000 salary.