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School board approves 3.81% salary and benefits increase for top LPS administrators

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Lincoln Public Schools' top administrators will see a 3.81% salary and benefits increase next school year, slightly lower than the 4.11% increase set aside for teachers.

The raises are included in new contracts with the superintendent's executive team, which the Lincoln Board of Education approved Tuesday.

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Under the contracts, the four LPS associate superintendents would see a 3.5% salary bump as part of a 3.81% total compensation package increase in the fall. In 2023-24, their salaries would go up 3%, part of a 3.2% total package increase.

In April, the board approved a 4.11% total salary and benefits increase for teachers in the 2022-23 school year, including a $1,250 base salary increase and raises ranging from $1,740-$3,248 based on a teacher's years of service and education.

The agreement with teachers also included a 3.65% total package increase for the year following.

Amid looming budget cuts for a second straight year, Superintendent Steve Joel and his executive team took a 1.51% total package increase last year, slightly lower than the 1.53% rate for teachers.

And the year before that, Joel and his team turned down raises entirely as the district navigated the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is well-deserved," board member Lanny Boswell said Tuesday. "The last two years you've had to reinvent your jobs and reinvent a lot of other jobs, too, so that we could continue to function during COVID, so thank you for that hard work."

The board waived its typical two-read format, approving the contracts 7-0.

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Here's what the administrators will make next year:

* Matt Larson, associate superintendent for instruction: $230,360 (2022-23), $237,271 ('23-'24).

* John Neal, associate superintendent for governmental relations and general administration: $225,806, $232,580.

* Liz Standish, associate superintendent for business affairs: $230,360, $237,271.

* Eric Weber, associate superintendent for human resources; $230,360, $237,271.

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Contact the writer at or 402-473-7225. On Twitter @HammackLJS


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Zach Hammack, a 2018 UNL graduate, has always called Lincoln home. He previously worked as a copy editor at the Journal Star and was a reporting intern in 2017. Now, he covers students, teachers and schools as the newspaper’s K-12 reporter.

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