12/12/17 – The Beaver Dam School District is anticipating a larger increase in staff salaries next school year. Director of Business Services Anne-Marie Woznicki told the school board Monday night that staff were given the maximum increase allowed under state statute for the current school year. The Act 10 public union bargaining limits adopted by the state legislature in 2011 cap base wage increases for represented public education and municipal employees at the Consumer Price Index. Woznicki says the CPI allowed for an increase of 1.26-percent, which was factored into the 2017-18 budget for not only teachers but also certified and support staff. District staff will begin looking at the 2018-19 school year budget beginning in January and Woznicki says the CPI is already trending higher. She says the projections are at 2.09-percent for next year. Woznicki says the process will be continually monitored to assure that a budget is crafted that keeps the district competitive while attracting the best staff possible.