The superintendent of Hastings Public Schools may be making nearly $175,000 for the 2013-14 school year, but his pay still lags significantly behind that of his counterparts in similar-sized school districts.
On Monday, the Hastings Board of Education approved salary packages for the 2013-14 school year for Superintendent Craig Kautz along with classified staff and administration.
Kautz received a 3.49 percent increase, the same as that received by teachers for both salary and benefits, bumping his salary up from $168,800 to $174,691.
His salary for 2013-14 still will be under the average for the 2012-13 school year among 14 superintendents within the district's comparability array. That average is $179,818.
The district uses an array of 14 schools, including itself, for determining salary and benefit increases for both the superintendent and the teaching staff. Other schools included in that array are Elkhorn, Kearney, Norfolk, Fremont, Columbus, North Platte, Norris, Gretna, Lexington, Beatrice, Ralston, Blair and Waverly.