North Winneshiek Superintendent/Principal Tim Dugger will receive a three-year contract extension and a 3.59-percent salary increase for the 2013-2014 school year.  His salary for next year will be $95,750.20.

The North Winneshiek School Board approved the contract during its meeting last week.

The Board also approved 3.59 percent increases for teachers and support staff. The new base salary for teachers is $30,100. The support staff includes secretaries, cooks, custodians, bus drivers, associates and the school nurse.


The Board approved a guidance-counselor sharing agreement with the Allamakee School District. North Winneshiek will purchase 40 days of guidance time from them for the 2013-2014 school year.  The state Legislature recently approved supplemental funding for Districts that share specific staffing. An intergovernmental 28E agreement had to be approved by both districts to make the sharing agreement official, according to Dugger.


In other matters, the Board:

• Approved a $2,500 summer recreation director's contract for Matt Amundson. Amundson will be a fourth grade teacher next year.

• Approved a $2,000 extra duty contract for Lisa Barth as the district's curriculum leader.  Barth also teaches third grade.

• Approved a $2,000 extra duty contract for Kris Bigler as the district's testing coordinator/data leader. Bigler also teaches fifth grade.

• Approved paying staff members $25 for school related articles submitted to the Decorah/Mabel Newspapers or

• Approved having a substitute building supervisor when the superintendent/principal is not in the building. The substitute supervisor, who is Kris Bigler, will handle additional duties and discipline issues which need immediate attention when Dugger is out of the district.  She will be paid $35/day for the additional duty.

• Offered Nancy Sojka a part time contract for the 2013-14 school year.  She will work with curriculum/testing, the website, staff development, grant writing, the garden and other duties as assigned.  She will be paid a per diem hourly rate for her work.

• Approved a list of summer projects.

• Was recognized for their service during School Board Recognition Week.  They each received a certificate from the Iowa Association of School Boards.

• Listened to Melissa Wicklund's technology integration presentation.