Despite the administration’s plan to make sure no employee experienced a net loss in pay in the coming year, Loumos wanted the district to cover the cost of the employee contributions for the first year so every employee could have the full amount of their raises.
“What would it be if we held, if we gave everybody the true raise and added their co-payment on top? That’s what I want,” Loumos said.
However, the other board members balked at the idea of finding another $1.3 million in the budget to cover the employee health-insurance premium contributions.
“My goal was no one takes a net pay cut and I’m happy that we can find $300,000, which achieves that goal,” said board member Ed Hughes.