ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Area School Board has elected their new officers and set their salaries for 2011.

During a meeting this (Monday) afternoon the board voted for Cindy Harner to be the new Chairperson.  Harner says the two biggest challenges facing the district in the coming year will be the need to cut another $1 million from the overall budget and also finding ways to have more of an open dialog with community members.

The Vice-Chair is Les Green.

The board voted 5-2 to keep their salaries the same as in 2010.  The Chairperson will earn $693 a month and all other members will make $603 a month.  Bruce Mohs and Bruce Hentges voted against the pay freeze, they argued for a 5-10% decrease in salary.  Two years ago the board took a 10% decrease in pay.