Streetsboro superintendent, treasurer receive raises

by Mike Lesko | Reporter Published:

Streetsboro -- Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh and Treasurer Catherine Rouse both received raises following unanimous votes of the Streetsboro Board of Education July 10.

The raises, which will span a 3-year period, include a 1.5 percent increase retroactive to August 2013, a 1 percent increase that will be effective Aug. 1, 2014 and a 1 percent increase that will be effective Aug. 1, 2015.

Daulbaugh's annual salary is $105,000, and Rouse is paid $85,000 a year, not including the increases.

Daulbaugh is completing his first year as superintendent, and Rouse has been with the district for four years.

School Board President Andrew Lesak said the School Board recently completed Daulbaugh's annual evaluation in which Daulbaugh received high marks in multiple areas.

"The Board was very pleased with his progress for our district from a management, as well as a student viewpoint," Lesak said. "Mike has brought knowledge and experience as a school administrator to the superintendent's office. He has maintained the confidence of the Board and community. Mike has a good understanding of the district's culture, including its positive and challenging aspects, as well as a willingness to address difficult situations and people in a professional and appropriate manner. The Board looks forward to seeing Mike continue developing his skills as a superintendent and leading the school district across new horizons."

Lesak said the Board also recently completed Rouse's annual evaluation where she received high marks in multiple areas, noting that she received the state auditor's award with distinction two years in a row.

"Only a small percentage of organizations receiving the auditor's award achieve the 'distinction' status," said Lesak. "Cathy is reliable, predictable and calm -- three characteristics that align perfectly to a great treasurer. She has made necessary changes in the treasurer's office and across the district to ensure that expenditures are made at the lowest possible cost and with proper authorization. She continues to display an excellent understanding of her job requirements and the professional skills to accomplish her duties. The Board looks forward to seeing Cathy continue to lead the financial aspects of our district."

Lesak said Daulbaugh and Rouse have assumed additional responsibilities related to the schools' building construction projects and are monitoring the amount of time they spend on issues related to the facilities project.

"Luckily for Streetsboro, each of them has prior experiences to draw on to assist them in navigating the waters," Lesak said. "We, as a district and community, need to assure there remains a balance between delivering a high-quality education to students currently in our district, as well as focusing the appropriate level of attention on the building projects," he said.

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