Niles school board gives Law high marks, but no pay increase

By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Doug Law, Niles Community Schools superintendent, has received a positive evaluation from the school district's board of education.
However, he's not receiving a pay increase.
School board officials said this morning Law received highly effective ratings in all six categories in what is a yearly evaluation of the superintendent.
The categories on the evaluation form include relationship with the school board, management of public relations, staff personnel management, business and fiscal management, personal growth and self improvement and personal and professional qualities.
Outgoing board president, Scott Tyler, said the board is pleased with the superintendent's performance.
He said Law and his staff have done a solid job of managing the school district's finances.
That's in a time when budget cuts are making it hard for many school districts to maintain the quality of their educational program
Tyler also said ensuring that the school district stays on a solid financial ground is a priority.
Law received especially high ratings in the areas of relationship with board and business and fiscal management.
Tyler said the school district is fortunate to have someone like Law in charge of the school district.
Law is currently in his second year as the school district's superintendent.
He has worked for the school district for 32 years in various positions.
Because of the economic conditions the school board and Law have agreed to freeze Law's salary and benefit package for the 2003-2004 school year.
Law's current salary is $105,500.

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