New Westminster School District's $100K club reaches 25

Twenty-five New Westminster school district employees raked in more than $100,000 in salary in 2010-11 according to figures reported to Tuesday's board of education meeting.

They were topped by superintendent of schools John Woudzia, who made $159,291, and also received almost $11,000 in expenses. He was followed by assistant superintendent Al Balanuik at a shade under $134,000 and secretary-treasurer Brian Sommerfeldt at $132,000. New Westminster secondary principal Mary Bushman received over $124,000.

All of the 25 were either district administrators or school administrators. The district is required by the province to report all employees who make at least $75,000, of which there are more than 200 in New Westminster.

The report also includes trustee remuneration which was led by then-chair Michael Ewen who received $23,888 and $1,141 in expenses followed by vice-chair James Janzen at $23,638 with $1,071 in expenses. The two recently flipped positions.

The other five trustees received a base salary of $21,513. Only outgoing trustee Jim Goring claimed expenses of more than $50 with his being $455.

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