By Ed Palattella
The Erie School District is pushing ahead with early retirement incentives and wants approval to increase tuition for students from outside the district who attend Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy.
The School Board on Wednesday night approved the district administration’s plans to offer the incentives, which range from $25,000 to $6,000 based on an employee’s position, age and years of experience.
The district’s incoming superintendent, Brian Polito, now the district’s chief financial officer, also asked the board to raise the tuition at Collegiate from $5,000 to $7,000. He said the change would affect about 100 students who pay tuition to attend Collegiate, which has a total enrollment of 771 students.