District 196 superintendent gets a raise

School Board members announce re-election plans

Jane Berenz
Jane Berenz

District 196 Superintendent Jane Berenz will receive a 2 percent pay increase, which will raise her annual salary to $195,840 beginning July 1.

“This is based solely on her performance,” Board Member Rob Duchscher said. “The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District continues to be a place that draws residents, and I’d personally like to thank Jane for her contributions.”

Berenz received a 3.78 percent pay raise in 2012 after incurring a pay freeze for three years.

The board also approved a 2 percent increase in the district’s contribution to Berenz’s health care benefits and tuition reimbursement of up to $500 or the actual cost of tuition per semester hour earned should Berenz decide to further her education.

Board members seek re-election

District 196 School Board members Art Coulson, Gary Huusko and Mike Roseen, who each hold four-year terms, announced on June 10 they intend to run for re-election.

Huusko, an Eagan resident, was appointed to the School Board in 2011. Coulson, an Apple Valley resident, was appointed to the board in 2008 and was first elected in 2009. Roseen, an Apple Valley resident, was first elected in 1989.

Filing for District 196 School Board candidacy is from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 12 and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the Office of the School Board at 3455 153rd St. W. in Rosemount with a $2 filing fee or with a petition of at least 192 signatures prior to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Candidates must be an eligible voter, 21 years of age or older upon assuming office, must have been a resident of District 196 for 30 days before the school district general election and may not be a registered sex offender.