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Small raise for school trustees

Surrey Board of Education. - File Photo / The Leader
Surrey Board of Education.
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Surrey school trustees will receive about $560 per year more after the majority voted themselves a raise Thursday night.

The seven members of the Surrey Board of Education will now receive an annual base rate of $30,400, with the chairperson getting an additional $3,000 per year and the vice-chair $1,500.

Trustee Charlene Dobie voted against the pay raise. Trustees Reni Masi and Pam Glass were absent.

The increase is in line with the 1.9 per cent increase in the Consumer Price Index for Vancouver in the past year.

The Surrey board's wages now total $217,300 – less than Coquitlam and Vancouver, which have nine elected trustees apiece – despite Surrey's much higher student enrolment.

Trustee honorariums are reviewed annually. Surrey trustees got a 2.6 per cent raise last year.

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