Philly Principals Agree to Pay Cut

Average public school administrator will see cuts of up to 17 percent.

The Inquirer’s Kristen Graham reports that the union representing Philly’s public school principals has agreed to take a steep pay cut, and for members to start contributing to their health insurance plans.

Under the terms of the new contract, the average assistant principal or principal would take a pay cut of 12 to 17 percent. Principals now make between $124,000 and $149,000, and that will change to $97,000 to $124,000. Assistant principals are now paid between $106,000 and $133,000, and that will be reduced to between $88,000 and $110,000.

 The year-round employees will also be on 10-month contracts going forward. The school district must still come to agreement with — or decide to impose a contract up — the union representing district teachers. Officials are looking for a total of $130 million in givebacks from the unions.