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C-PP Superintendent Pay Raise

Written By: Joe Melillo

Amidst all the financial struggles, tonight the Corning-Painted Post school district board voted to give Superintendent Mike Ginalksi a pay raise.

C-PP Superintendent Pay Raise
 

September 12, 2012

Corning (WENY) - Like plenty of other school districts across New York, Corning-Painted Post is dealing with budget issues almost every year, and money is very tight. Amidst all the financial struggles, tonight the Corning-Painted Post school district board voted to give Superintendent Mike Ginalksi a pay raise. Parents say they think of the superintendent as a leader and they feel he deserves to be rewarded for the job he's done over the past year.

      “I think he's doing a decent job so the fact that has already been agreed to it's ok for it to continue.” Doug Butler has five children, four of which still go to school in the district. When asked about the raise for Superintendent Michael Ginalski, he believes the district's leader deserves the pay bump.

      “I think Ginalski is doing an incredible job. I don't know all the in's and out's of the challenges he faces but i think the idea of combining the high schools is sound and combining the the sports teams is sound logic too.”

     “He's out for the district hes not in it for personal gain he looks out for the kids, he knows the kids he knows the parents and he really gives it his all,” says Kim Gee a Parent from Painted Post.

     His raise is based on his performance throughout the past year. This year Ginalksi kept the facilitates plan is on schedule and on budget, kept student achievement heading in the right direction, and helped bring in $5.5 million from Corning Incorporated. The board President sees it as an investment the better job Ginalski does, the more money it saves everyone in the long run.

     “You have to invest because eventually when you have a good person it actually saves money for the district and allows you to have extra money to pay for programs,” says Dr. Dale Wexell.

     “There's no guarantee going into every year and its up to the board to set the bar high and its up to me to meet the goals in the end,” says Ginalski.

     Ginalski's salary is now more than $196,000 a year. The past two years Ginalski has given back part of his salary to help with the budget.