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Central Bucks School District’s superintendent expected to receive significant salary increase


The Central Bucks School Board is poised to give the district’s superintendent a hefty pay hike Tuesday night.

According to the final item on the board’s July 25 agenda, Abram Lucabaugh will first resign from his post, where his contract was not to end until 2025, then the board will immediately re-appoint him with a new five-year contract that will bring his starting salary up $90,000, to $315,000. In 2021, the superintendent took the position for $225,000.

Beginning July 1, 2024, providing he receives at least a “proficient” rating for the preceding year, Lucabaugh will get a minimum 2½ percent increase to his base salary every year of the contract. During the remaining years of his contract, he will receive a minimum increase of 3 percent of his most current base salary for the remainder of the five-year deal.

Additionally, according to the agenda item, the board can increase the superintendent’s salary at any time. It may not, however, decrease it.

Lucabaugh’s July performance evaluation rated his work as “distinguished” in three areas and “proficient” in two sections. His overall rating for the 2022-2023 school year was rated “distinguished,” according to the school board.

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