District 233 school board member Jody Scariano believes Homewood-Flossmoor High School Superintendent Von Mansfield was given an inappropriate amount of merit pay. The $14,600 in merit pay was approved on a 6-1 vote at the Sept. 19 school board meeting. Board members Annette Bannon, Debbie Berman, John Farrell, Steve Anderson, Tim Wenckus and Beth Larocca voted to approve the merit pay. Before she cast her vote, Scariano argued the money “does not reflect his (Mansfield) additional responsibilities and performance during last school year.” “This recommendation, ladies and gentlemen, and this comes from my heart . . .