Managers pay is going up at Bakersfield College after Board vote.The Kern Community College District Board voted Thursday to increase the pay and benefits for managers and confidential classified staff. The raises are not uniform but depend on position because they increase is being made to match marketplace standards for each job. The District has studied what similar-sized colleges pay for each job and found KCCD salaries very low. While faculty and classified staff have had three new contracts over the past nine years, the managers have not had a change in pay steps, so the board approved it to better retain employees. The district includes Bakersfield, Porterville and Cerro Coso Colleges.

Sean Michael Lisle